Middlesmoor Pasture Trig Point

Middlesmoor Pasture Trig Point

The Middlesmoor Pasture trig point is the most southerly of the four trig points on the long Birks Fell ridge between Littondale and Wharfedale. It was built in 1951 as one of the third order of trig points.

Station Name: Middlesmoor Pasture
OSGB36 No: SD96T030
Date Built: 20th September 1949
Levelling Date: 1st June 1951
Historic Use: 3rd order
Current Use: None
Height (m): 433.730
Flush Bracket: S5295
TUK Ref No: TP4811
Grid Ref: SD963710
OS Map: OL2
No. of Visits: 2

The trig point is easy enough to reach via the path climbing up above Knipe Scar between Kettlewell and Hawkswick. Whether approaching from Kettlewell or Hawkswick simply follow the path up to the wall running along the crest of the ridge. Follow the wall on its right hand side for half a mile to the north-east. The trig point will then be seen a couple of hundred feet to the right.

The trig point flush bracket
The trig point flush bracket

The view of the Wharfedale fells is excellent with Buckden Pike and Great Whernside particularly well seen. To the north-east is Birks Fell while round to the left are Plover Hill, Darnbrook Fell and Fountains Fell. To the south Cracoe Fell and Simon’s Seat can also be seen.

The Middlesmoor Pasture trig point looking towards Birks Fell
The Middlesmoor Pasture trig point looking towards Birks Fell

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