The Calf Top trig point

Calf Top Trig Point

The Calf Top trig point is situated on Calf Top, the summit of Middleton Fell, and was built in 1950 as part of the secondary order of trig points.

Station Name: Calf Top
OSGB36 No: SD47S009
Date Built: 1st July 1949
Levelling Date: 1st June 1950
Historic Use: Secondary
Current Use: None
Height (m): 609.60
Flush Bracket: S5670
TUK Ref No: TP1875
Grid Ref: SD664856
OS Map: OL2
No. of Visits: 3

The trig point is situated on the western side of the fence and wall running across the top of the summit and so stood just a couple of feet outside the original boundary of the Yorkshire Dales National Park until it was extended in August 2016.

The trig point flush bracket
The trig point flush bracket

On my first visit in 2005 the trig point was unpainted. On my second visit it had a nice white coat of paint, something it had retained in 2016 when I visited it for the third time. Clearly someone has taken an interest in maintaining this particular trig point.

Looking towards Sedbergh and the Howgill Fells
Looking towards Sedbergh and the Howgill Fells

I didn’t have the best of weather on my first and second visits, in fact on the latter occasion the hill fog was so thick that visibility was down to 10-20m. Thankfully on my third visit it was a glorious day and I was able to enjoy a superb panorama that included the Dales, Howgill Fells, a long Lakeland skyline and the small hills around Arnside and Silverdale.

Looking towards the Lakeland skyline
Looking towards the Lakeland skyline

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