Lindley Moor Trig Point

Lindley Moor Trig Point

The Lindley Moor trig point is located on top of a large gritstone boulder on Norwood Edge. It was built in 1953 as one of the secondary order of trig points.

Station Name: Lindley Moor
OSGB36 No: SE38S011
Date Built: 19th November 1953
Levelling Date: 1st June 1955
Historic Use: Secondary
Current Use: None
Height (m): 291.388
Flush Bracket: S7712
TUK Ref No: TP4420
Grid Ref: SE214513
OS Map: 297
No. of Visits: 3

Thanks to some fairly recent plantings on the top of Lindley Moor the trig point is in danger of being obscured from the path below. Indeed on my last visit I didn’t see it until I was almost directly below the rock it is sat upon.

The Lindley Moor trig point looking south
The Lindley Moor trig point looking south

Unless you are a particularly confident and agile scrambler the trig point is frustratingly out of reach. The outcrop it is sat on is just too high for most people to climb up on to. On my second visit, in January 2015, two climbers actually appeared with a climbing mat but after a brief examination decided it was too difficult even for them (to be fair there was a lot of snow about).

The Lindley Moor trig point's flush bracket
The Lindley Moor trig point’s flush bracket

Finally, on my third visit in 2017 I decided to really go for it. Scrambling up initially on to a large boulder immediately to the east of the main outcrop I then managed the second stage. Whilst I’m always pleased to visit a trig point this was a particularly satisfying moment for me. Thankfully the scramble back down was fairly simple.

Looking towards the Norwood Edge mast on a late summer's evening
Looking towards the Norwood Edge mast on a late summer’s evening

The view to the north and south is quite extensive but is largely obscured to the east and west by the neighbouring plantations. Dominating the view is the nearby mast. Also in view are the ‘golf balls’ at RAF Menwith Hill. If the ‘Christmas trees’ that have recently been planted continue to grow the view to the north will also soon become obscured.

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