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.
|Date Built:||2nd June 1949|
|Levelling Date:||1st June 1951|
|Historic Use:||3rd order|
|TUK Ref No:||TP1880|
|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.
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.