Green Bell Trig Point

Green Bell Trig Point

The Green Bell trig point is situated on the hill of the same name in the Howgill Fells. It was built in 1961 as part of the third order of trig points.

Station Name: Green Bell
OSGB36 No: NY71T040
Date Built: 29th May 1960
Levelling Date: 1st June 1961
Historic Use: 3rd order
Current Use: None
Height (m): 605.332
Flush Bracket: 10805
TUK Ref No: TP3475
Grid Ref: NY698010
OS Map: OL19
No. of Visits: 3

All of the summits in the Howgill Fells are superb viewpoints and the panorama from the Green Bell trig point is one of the best. To the south are the mass of the Howgills whilst to the north there is a superb view over the historic county of Westmorland towards the Cross Fell range of the North Pennines.

The trig point's flush bracket
The trig point’s flush bracket

On my third visit, when low cloud meant that I was paying more attention to my immediate surroundings than the view, I noticed a stone next to the trig point. Situated just below the flush bracket the stone seems to be engraved with a number of initials together with the date ‘1953’.

The engraved stone at the foot of the trig point
The engraved stone at the foot of the trig point

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