Calton Trig Point

Calton Trig Point

The Calton trig point is situated on Calton Moor just over half a mile from the village of Calton and was built in 1949 as part of the third order of trig points.

Station Name: Calton
OSGB36 No: SD96T002
Date Built: 2nd June 1949
Levelling Date: 1st June 1951
Historic Use: 3rd order
Current Use: None
Height (m): 274.929
Flush Bracket: S5560
TUK Ref No: TP1880
Grid Ref: SD917598
OS Map: OL2
No. of Visits: 1

The Calton trig point is notable for two reasons. Firstly, it is the lowest trig point in altitude within the original boundaries of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Secondly, it was the final trig point I visited in order to complete the set of trig points within the national park.

The Calton trig point's flush bracket
The Calton trig point’s flush bracket

To reach the Calton trig point I followed the bridleway out of Calton before dropping down to a fence that straddles the stream at grid reference SD913599. Once across the stream it was then an easy climb on grass to the trig point.

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