Caley Deer Park Trig Point

Caley Deer Park Trig Point

The Caley Deer Park trig point is located in a plantation that is part of Chevin Forest Park near Otley. It was built in 1937 as one of the third order of trig points.

Station Name: Caley Deer Park
OSGB36 No: SE44T152
Date Built: 6th October 1937
Levelling Date: 1st April 1957
Historic Use: 3rd order
Current Use: None
Height (m): 242.739
Flush Bracket: S1872
TUK Ref No: TP1874
Grid Ref: SE224442
OS Map: 297
No. of Visits: 3

Thanks to the surrounding woods the view from the Caley Deer Park trig point is probably the most restricted of any of the trig points listed on this website. It is safe to say that there are no sight lines to any other trig point. Of course this would not have always been the case.

Sadly someone has removed the flush bracket
Sadly someone has removed the flush bracket

Thanks to signage placed around the Chevin Forest Park we know when each area was planted. Thus Memorial Wood to the east of the trig point was planted in 1957 and Deer Park Wood to the west was planted in 1958. It would be interesting to know at what point the trees grew high enough to completely obscure the view.

The top of the trig point has clearly been damaged when someone stole the spider
The top of the trig point has clearly been damaged when someone stole the spider

The trig point is very easy to reach being a mere ten minute walk on a good track from a car park on East Chevin Road. Unfortunately it is this ease of access that has contributed to the recent vandalism that has scarred the trig point. At some point between my visits in 2013 and 2017 someone has stolen the flush bracket. In addition the top of the trig point has been smashed in order to remove the spider. All in all a very sad state of affairs.

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