Low Green Field Lings

Low Green Field Lings Trig Point

The Low Green Field Lings trig point is located on the hill usually called Cam Rakes or Oughtershaw Common. I say usually but I think it is fair to say that few people have heard of, let alone walked over, this particular fell. The trig point was built in 1949 as one of the third order of trig points.

Station Name: Low Green Field Lings
OSGB36 No: SD96T026
Date Built: 20th September 1949
Levelling Date: 1st June 1951
Historic Use: Secondary
Current Use: None
Height (m): 500.786
Flush Bracket: S5744
TUK Ref No: TP4556
Grid Ref: SD838808
OS Map: OL2
No. of Visits: 2

My first visit to the Low Green Field Lings trig point coincided with a wet and cloudy morning so the views were largely obscured. Fortunately a return visit in 2016, on a much finer day, revealed what was a better than expected view with both Ingleborough and Whernside particularly prominent.

Ingleborough and Whernside from Low Green Field Lings
Ingleborough and Whernside from Low Green Field Lings

The trig point is best approached either from Cam Houses to the north or from Oughtershaw and Cocklee Fell to the east. Either way the going is rough and boggy. Trying to reach it via the plantations to the south is not advisable. The trig point is situated between a wall and fence that run parallel almost the entire length of the fell.

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

It is worth noting that the trig point does not sit on the summit of the fell. The latter is 2m higher and is located 500ft to the north-east of the trig point.

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