The Firth Fell trig point is one of four trig points on the long Birks Fell ridge dividing Littondale and Wharfedale. It was built in 1951 as one of the third order of trig points.
|Station Name:||Firth Fell|
|Date Built:||10th July 1949|
|Levelling Date:||1st June 1951|
|Historic Use:||3rd order|
|TUK Ref No:||TP3179|
|No. of Visits:||3|
The fell is generally known as Birks Fell, the highest point of which is a mile to the north on the other side of a very minor depression containing Birks Tarn. On the inaugural Wharfedale Three Peaks Challenge Walk the Firth Fell trig point was marked as the summit of Birks Fell, a curious mistake for the local mountain rescue team to make.
There is little depth to the view which mainly consists of the upper reaches of the Wharfedale giants, Great Whernside and Buckden Pike. The trig point can be reached easily enough by a short detour from the Buckden to Litton bridleway.