Horse Head Trig Point

Horse Head Trig Point

The Horse Head trig point is located on Horse Head Moor and is one of four trig points on the long Birks Fell ridge. It was built in 1949 as one of the third order of trig points.

Station Name: Horse Head
OSGB36 No: SD96T017
Date Built: 6th July 1949
Levelling Date: 1st June 1951
Historic Use: 3rd order
Current Use: None
Height (m): 605.332
Flush Bracket: S5496
TUK Ref No: TP4020
Grid Ref: SD887779
OS Map: OL30
No. of Visits: 4

Until I visited the Cosh Outside trig point on a sunny day this was my favourite trig point in the Yorkshire Dales. Sat on a slight rise to the north of the Halton Gill to Yockenthwaite track the view west of Three Peaks country from this trig point is superb.

The Horse Head trig point looking towards Buckden Pike, Great Whernside and Birks Fell
The Horse Head trig point looking towards Buckden Pike, Great Whernside and Birks Fell

The Horse Head trig point does not sit on the highest part of Horse Head. The actual summit itself is almost a mile away to the south-east across some quite wet and peaty ground.

Looking south-east from the trig point to the top of Horse Head
Looking south-east from the trig point to the top of Horse Head

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