Cave Hill Trig Point

Cave Hill Trig Point

The Cave Hill trig point is located on the modest-sized hill of the same name in upper Ribblesdale near the tiny hamlet of High Birkwith. It was built in 1949 as one of the third order of trig points.

Station Name: Cave Hill
OSGB36 No: SD96T003
Date Built: 9th September 1949
Levelling Date: 1st August 1954
Historic Use: 3rd order
Current Use: None
Height (m): 384.654
Flush Bracket: S5227
TUK Ref No: TP2060
Grid Ref: SD803778
OS Map: OL2
No. of Visits: 2

Despite the fairly modest height of Cave Hill it is a fine viewpoint for upper Ribblesdale. The panorama includes the likes of Simon Fell, Park Fell, Whernside, Cam Fell and Cosh Knott. The main summit missing from the view is Ingleborough which is completely hidden from view by Simon Fell.

The Cave Hill trig point looking towards Cam Fell.
The Cave Hill trig point looking towards Cam Fell.

The trig point can be easily reached by a short pathless climb of only a few minutes from the Pennine Way which curves around the side of Cave Hill.

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

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