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|
|Date Built:||6th July 1949|
|Levelling Date:||1st June 1951|
|Historic Use:||3rd order|
|TUK Ref No:||TP4020|
|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 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.