The Delph Farm trig point was built in 1949 and is located in a field alongside Jackon’s Lane, a minor road between Low Bradley and Silsden.
|Station Name:||Delph Farm|
|Date Built:||23rd March 1949|
|Levelling Date:||1st May 1962|
|Historic Use:||3rd order|
|TUK Ref No:||TP2759|
|No. of Visits:||1|
Although the trig point can easily be seen from the road dedicated trig point baggers will want to get right up to the column. Fortunately a trespass is not necessary as the owners of the grandly named ‘Delph Feline Retreat Boarding Cattery’ seem to be quite happy (if asked) for enthusiasts to visit the trig point. In fact when I asked them they even said that they had also had a request for someone’s ashes to be scattered around the trig point.
Personally I can think of a fair few trig points I’d rather be scattered next to but that is not to say the view from the Delph Farm trig point is not good. Indeed, considering its modest elevation and its location next to a barn the view is surprisingly extensive, the highlight of which is looking north up Airedale towards Flasby Fell and beyond to Rye Loaf Hill and Kirkby Fell.
I visited the trig point as part of an enjoyable ramble around nearby Farnhill Moor and Low Bradley Moor. For trig baggers who prefer to visit numerous trig points in one day there is probably space to pull over on the side of the road by the trig point. For those feeling particularly cheeky I guess using the small car park at the cattery is also an option!