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|
|Date Built:||18th August 1949|
|Levelling Date:||1st June 1951|
|Historic Use:||3rd order|
|TUK Ref No:||TP4295|
|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.
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.