Buckden Pike Trig Point

Buckden Pike Trig Point

The Buckden Pike trig point is the sixth highest trig point in the Yorkshire Dales. It was built in 1949 as one of the secondary order of trig points.

Station Name: Buckden Pike
OSGB36 No: SE38S022
Date Built: 16th July 1949
Levelling Date: 1st June 1955
Historic Use: Secondary
Current Use: None
Height (m): 701.954
Flush Bracket: S5520
TUK Ref No: TP1744
Grid Ref: SD960787
OS Map: OL30
No. of Visits: 6

The Buckden Pike trig point shares the summit area of Buckden Pike with a cairn and a large wooden stake. The stake wasn’t there on my first two visits in 2004 and 2005 but had appeared by my third visit in 2009. The cairn has also improved in recent years. Ten years ago it was a sprawl of stones, now it is a very neat example of cairn building.

The Buckden Pike trig point flush bracket
The Buckden Pike trig point flush bracket

In wet conditions the area between the cairn and trig point is often very boggy and another change since my earlier visits is that slabs have been laid down to make access to the cairn easier.

The summit of Buckden Pike in November 2005
The summit of Buckden Pike in November 2005

If you are lucky enough to visit the top of Buckden Pike in good conditions (I had to wait until my fifth visit!) then you will be able to enjoy an excellent view that includes the famous Yorkshire Three Peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Ingleborough and Whernside.

The extensive view north from the trig point
The extensive view north from the trig point

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