Citron Seat Trig Point

Citron Seat Trig Point

The Citron Seat trig point is located less than half a mile north of the national park boundary on a noticeable moorland bump on the summit of Gilmonby Moor. It was built in 1948 as one of the third order of trig points.

Station Name: Citron Seat
OSGB36 No: NZ42T010
Date Built: 14th September 1948
Levelling Date: 1st June 1948
Historic Use: 3rd order
Current Use: None
Height (m): 446.227
Flush Bracket: S4477
TUK Ref No: TP2185
Grid Ref: NY977102
OS Map: OL30 / OL31
No. of Visits: 1

The trig point is sat just to the north of the wall running over the top of Citron Seat. Fortunately a stile just below the final rise to the top means that accesss from the nearby bridleway is easy. It is worth noting that while it is a good track immediately below the trig point the bridleway is virtually buried under deep heather as it cuts a large corner off Gilmonby Moor.

The trig point is situated on the northern side of the wall crossing Citron Seat
The trig point is situated on the northern side of the wall crossing Citron Seat

The views are far reaching, paticularly across the wild moors of Stainmore Forest and north of the A66. To the south the panorama includes the moors at the head of Arkengarthdale as well as Water Crag and Rogan’s Seat further to the west. Apparently there is a memorial plaque to a local farmer attached to the trig point, a feature that I seem to have missed on my visit.

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