Ingleborough Trig Point

The Ingleborough trig point is situated on the hill of the same name and was built in 1949 as part of the secondary order of trig points.

Station Name: Ingleborough
OSGB36 No: SD96S011
Date Built: 30th August 1949
Levelling Date: 1st June 1950
Historic Use: Secondary
Current Use: None
Height (m): 723.595
Flush Bracket: S5619
TUK Ref No: TP4102
Grid Ref: SD741745
OS Map: OL2
No. of Visits: 9

The trig point shares the broad summit plateau with a large cairn and the cross shaped summit shelter. Certainly on the occasions I’ve visited Ingleborough the shelter tends to act as the focal point for visitors to the summit and the trig point is almost neglected.

The trig point's snow splattered flush bracket on New Year's Day 2017
The trig point’s snow splattered flush bracket on New Year’s Day 2017

Unlike the majority of trig points in the Yorkshire Dales, which are made of concrete, the Ingleborough trig point is made of stone, presumably taken from the summit area. The view is, unsurprisingly, extensive but due to the broad nature of the plateau lacks a bit of depth.

By the trig point in 2006 with Pen-y-ghent behind me
By the trig point in 2006 with Pen-y-ghent behind me

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