The Moughton trig point is situated on the hill of the same name and was built in 1951 as part of the secondary order of trig points.
|Date Built:||7th September 1949|
|Levelling Date:||1st June 1951|
|TUK Ref No:||TP4935|
|No. of Visits:||4|
Moughton is one of my favourite fells in the Yorkshire Dales and one reason for that is the superb view from the summit which is marked by a trig point and a nearby cairn. The 360 degree view is excellent and includes particularly fine views of Ingleborough and Pen-y-ghent. Also in view are Fountains Fell, Darnbrook Fell and, to the south, Pendle Hill.
The top of Moughton is not however a great place to be in mist. There are no clear paths as such in the summit area and it would be easy to get lost. On my first three visits I approached the trig point from Thwaite via Studrigg Scar and on the fourth visit via Moughton Nab to the south. Of these the latter is a great walk in fine weather but best avoided in hill fog unless equipped with the proper navigational equipment and know how to use it.<< Back to Trig Points