Kilnsey Moor Trig Point

Kilnsey Moor
Trig Point

The Kilnsey Moor trig point is situated on a grassy hill above Mastiles Lane called Holgates Kilnsey Moor. It was built in 1949 as one of the third order of trig points.

Station Name: Kilnsey Moor
OSGB36 No: SD96T020
Date Built: 26th June 1949
Levelling Date: 1st June 1951
Historic Use: 3rd order
Current Use: None
Height (m): 450.494
Flush Bracket: S5564
TUK Ref No: TP4208
Grid Ref: SD951660
OS Map: OL2
No. of Visits: 2

The trig point is most easily accessed from Mastiles Lane, gates provide access to the summit area on both the eastern and western approaches. Both gates have (now faded) signs warning of bulls. I’ve not seen a bull in the area although there was a herd of cows on my first visit.

The trig point flush bracket
The trig point flush bracket

The trig point is notable for the fact that it still has its engraved Ordnance Survey spider intact. This feature was not obvious on my first visit as someone had rather bizarrely piled a few stones on the top of the trig point.

The intact trig point spider
The intact trig point spider

The view is a good one, particularly of the Wharfedale scene with Kilnsey Crag, Great Whernside and Buckden Pike all in view. To the west there is also a good view of Malham country with Pendle Hill also clearly seen to the south.

The view towards Great Whernside on my first visit with stones piled on the trig point
The view towards Great Whernside on my first visit with stones piled on the trig point

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