The Meugher trig point was built in 1950 and is located on the summit of a remote moorland top in the upper reaches of the Nidderdale AONB.
|Date Built:||7th June 1950|
|Levelling Date:||1st June 1952|
|Historic Use:||3rd order|
|TUK Ref No:||TP4787|
|No. of Visits:||3|
Indeed the Meugher trig point is one of the remotest in the Yorkshire Dales. Probably the easiest approach is via the shooting track climbing up from Nidderdale. Alternatively it can be accessed via a rough, tussocky diversion from the Mossdale to Stean path to the north.
The view is quite extensive with Great Whernside to the north and Simon’s Seat, Cracoe Fell and Flasby Fell to the south-west. Despite the remote location the traces of white paint that could be seen on my second visit, in 2014, suggest that someone at least has taken it upon themselves to keep the column maintained.