Ling Park Trig Point

Ling Park Trig Point

The Ling Park trig point is located on a bend of the minor road running from Beamsley to Middleton. It was built in 1949 as one of the third order of trig points.

Station Name: Ling Park
OSGB36 No: SD96T025
Date Built: 30th April 1949
Levelling Date: 1st April 1962
Historic Use: 3rd order
Current Use: None
Height (m): 245.129
Flush Bracket: S5311
TUK Ref No: TP4423
Grid Ref: SE106504
OS Map: 297
No. of Visits: 3

It is possibly the easiest trig point to reach as it is a mere few feet away from a parking area on the road bend. Unfortunately this ease of access probably explains why the trig point is so badly defaced.

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

At least on my third visit the graffiti had begun to fade. The nearby wall rather hinders the view but if one looks over it there is a view of Otley Chevin, Rombald’s Moor and Ilkley.

Looking over the wall towards Otley Chevin and Burley Moor
Looking over the wall towards Otley Chevin and Burley Moor

All in all the state of the trig point, combined with its setting against a wall, makes this a candidate for possibly my least favourite trig point.

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