Meugher trig point

Meugher Trig Point

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.

Station Name: Meugher
OSGB36 No: SD96T028
Date Built: 7th June 1950
Levelling Date: 1st June 1952
Historic Use: 3rd order
Current Use: None
Height (m): 575.462
Flush Bracket: S5991
TUK Ref No: TP4787
Grid Ref: SE044704
OS Map: OL2
No. of Visits: 2

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 Meugher trig point looking towards Great Whernside on my first visit in 2005
The Meugher trig point looking towards Great Whernside on my first visit in 2005

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.

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