Conistone Moor Trig Point

Conistone Moor Trig Point

The Conistone Moor trig point is situated on the edge of the moor of the same name at a spot called Capplestone Gate. It was built in 1951 as one of the third order of trig points.

Station Name: Conistone Moor
OSGB36 No: SD96T005
Date Built: 12th September 1949
Levelling Date: 1st June 1951
Historic Use: 3rd order
Current Use: None
Height (m): 512.673
Flush Bracket: S5432
TUK Ref No: TP2383
Grid Ref: SE001699
OS Map: OL2
No. of Visits: 5

The trig point sits on a small gritstone shelf overlooking the limestone pastures above Conistone, indeed the transition from limestone to gritstone scenery is quite obvious.

The trig point flush bracket
The trig point flush bracket

The Conistone Moor trig point can be reached via an enjoyable climb via Gurling Trough, Conistone Dib and the old track known as the Conistone Turf Road.

The Conistone Moor Trig Point
The Conistone Moor Trig Point

It is one of my favourite non-summit trig points in the Yorkshire Dales with extensive views of the hills and moors above Wharfedale and Littondale.

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