Grey Grit Trig Point

The Grey Grit trig point is situated on the summit of High Greygrits, a little known top two miles north-west of the Tan Hill Inn. It was built in 1960 as one of the third order of trig points.

Station Name: Grey Grit
OSGB36 No: NY71T032
Date Built: 1st April 1960
Levelling Date: 1st June 1962
Historic Use: 3rd order
Current Use: None
Height (m): 522.427
Flush Bracket: 10415
TUK Ref No: TP3508
Grid Ref: NY876088
OS Map: OL19
No. of Visits: 2

The trig point is located to the east of a disused quarry and features an extensive view of where the Yorkshire Dales merge into the North Pennines. The largely moorland view includes the likes of Rogan’s Seat, Nine Standards Rigg, Moudy Mea and Mickle Fell.

The Grey Grit trig point
The Grey Grit trig point

The Grey Grit trig point is an easy one to bag as it is situated quite close to the road running north-west from Tan Hill. Indeed it is an easy stroll along a track climbing up from the road before cutting across grass once past the disused quarry. Unpainted on my first visit in 2010 it had been given a rather enthusiastic coating of white paint by the time I returned in 2015.

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