Haw Crag Trig Point

The Haw Crag trig point is situated to the north-west of Gargrave and lies just 300ft outside the boundary of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It was built in 1949 as part of the third order of trig points.

Station Name: Haw Crag
OSGB36 No: SD96T015
Date Built: 1st April 1949
Levelling Date: 1st July 1954
Historic Use: 3rd order
Current Use: None
Height (m): 206.599
Flush Bracket: S5308
TUK Ref No: TP3677
Grid Ref: SD913564
OS Map: OL2
No. of Visits: 1

The trig point sits above the remains of a small quarry on a low grassy limestone knoll which, on my visit at least, was being used as a sheep pasture. The amount of sheep and rabbit droppings in the area around the trig point was really quite something.

The trig point sits above an old quarry
The trig point sits above an old quarry

The Haw Crag trig point is just a short detour from the public footpath connecting the Pennine Way to the east and Mark House Lane to the west. The view is of the Airedale scene with Cracoe Fell, Weets Top and Kirkby Fell all in view.

By the Haw Crag trig point with my daughter in 2009
By the Haw Crag trig point with my daughter in 2009

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