Collinsons Hill Trig Point

Collinsons Hill Trig Point

The Collinsons Hill trig point is situated on a modest rise on the broad wedge of Bowes Moor between the River Greta and Sleightholme Beck. It was built in 1947 as one of the third order of trig points.

Station Name: Collinsons Hill
OSGB36 No: NZ42T013
Date Built: 11st November 1947
Levelling Date: 1st June 1948
Historic Use: 3rd order
Current Use: None
Height (m): 434.644
Flush Bracket: S4306
TUK Ref No: TP2356
Grid Ref: NY922104
OS Map: OL31
No. of Visits: 1

Possibly one of the remotest and least visited of all the trig points listed on this website it is a long but surprisingly easy walk to reach. This is largely due to the good track that leaves the Pennine Way and crosses Bowes Moor. Crossing the unappetisingly named Bog Moss this track passes within a ten minute walk of the trig point. It is only in these final stages that a bit of bog hopping is required.

The Collinsons Hill trig point
The Collinsons Hill trig point

The view is largely of the wild country above Stainmore where the Yorkshire Dales merge into the North Pennines. Of the higher summits in view the most noticeable are Rogan’s Seat to the south and Mickle Fell and Little Fell to the north-west. One other feature of interest is the Tan Hill Inn which can be seen on higher ground over three miles away to the south-west.

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