Knowe Fell Trig Point

Knowe Fell Trig Point

The Knowe Fell trig point is located to the north-west of Malham Tarn towards the end of the long southern ridge of Fountains Fell. It was built in 1949 as one of the third order of trig points.

Station Name: Knowe Fell
OSGB36 No: SD96T022
Date Built: 18th August 1949
Levelling Date: 1st June 1951
Historic Use: 3rd order
Current Use: None
Height (m): 593.445
Flush Bracket: S5526
TUK Ref No: TP4295
Grid Ref: SD866685
OS Map: OL2
No. of Visits: 2

It is not the easiest of trig points to get to. Both times I’ve been to Knowe Fell it has been by following the wall south from Fountains Fell. On both occasions I came across a section of ground that wobbled underfoot like blancmange.

The Knowe Fell trig point looking towards Pen-y-ghent and Fountains Fell
The Knowe Fell trig point looking towards Pen-y-ghent and Fountains Fell

On my first visit visibility was good enough to see each of the Three Peaks and indeed it looked like a good viewpoint for Ribblesdale. That was back in 2004 and my camera wasn’t particularly good. On my second visit a year later the weather was fairly dreadful and the furthest my friend and I can see was about ten yards from the trig point.

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