The Great Whernside trig point is the fifth highest trig point in the Yorkshire Dales and one of the earliest to be built, in 1936, as one of the original primary stations.
|Station Name:||Great Whernside|
|Levelling Date:||1st June 1955|
|TUK Ref No:||TP0703|
|No. of Visits:||7|
The trig point is built on a gritstone boulder, one of a rash of boulders that surround the summit area. The trig point is rather dominated by the large summit cairn just a few metres away.
Unsurprisingly given the height of the fell the view from the Great Whernside trig point is extensive and includes the Yorkshire Three Peaks in addition to a host of lesser known hills.
The Great Whernside trig point is one of the few active stations left in the Yorkshire Dales as it forms part of the Ordnance Survey’s GPS network. A small plaque, attached to the column above the flush bracket, warns people that it is an offence to damage it.