The Great Shunner Fell trig point is the third highest trig point in the Yorkshire Dales and is easy to miss as it is built into the summit wind shelter. It was built in 1953 as one of the secondary order of trig points.
|Station Name:||Great Shunner Fell|
|Date Built:||14th October 1953|
|Levelling Date:||1st June 1955|
|TUK Ref No:||TP3468|
|No. of Visits:||5|
The cross shelter was constructed on the site of an old cairn and was built to incorporate the trig point, the stone work for both is so similar that the trig point is almost camouflaged by the shelter. A Wensleydale Round Table plaque is also built into the shelter, presumably they were responsible for its construction. Whoever did build the shelter it provides welcome respite on a windy day. An encroaching layer of moss around the base of the trig point also helps it to blend into the shelter.
It is the third highest trig point in the Yorkshire Dales and as such it is an extensive viewpoint. It is not a view of valleys but of hills receding into the distance in almost every direction. On a clear day the North Pennine heights of Mickle Fell and the Cross Fell group seem particularly close.