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|
|Date Built:||14th September 1948|
|Levelling Date:||1st June 1948|
|Historic Use:||3rd order|
|TUK Ref No:||TP2185|
|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 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.