Cow Close Fell Trig Point

Cow Close Fell Trig Point

The Cow Close Fell trig point is located on the summit of the hill above Littondale more commonly known as Darnbrook Fell. It was built in 1949 as one of the secondary order of trig points.

Station Name: Cow Close Fell
OSGB36 No: SD96S005
Date Built: 8th September 1949
Levelling Date: 1st June 1951
Historic Use: Secondary
Current Use: None
Height (m): 624.230
Flush Bracket: S5618
TUK Ref No: TP2465
Grid Ref: SD884727
OS Map: OL30
No. of Visits: 3

The Cow Close Fell trig point sits on a stone base in an area of eroded peat. It is instantly recognisable as it there is no other trig point in the Yorkshire Dales that looks quite like it.

The Cow Close Fell trig point in winter
The Cow Close Fell trig point in winter

It is not the easiest trig point to reach, perhaps the simplest route being to approach from the Dawson Close track to the north. Even then it requires a pathless climb up rough moorland and a careful climb over a barbed wire fence. The summit is too broad and peaty for it to be a particularly good viewpoint.

A zoom shot of the Cow Close Fell trig point on the peaty summit of Darnbrook Fell
A zoom shot of the Cow Close Fell trig point on the peaty summit of Darnbrook Fell

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