Moughton Trig Point

Moughton Trig Point

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.

Station Name: Moughton
OSGB36 No: SD96S012
Date Built: 7th September 1949
Levelling Date: 1st June 1951
Historic Use: Secondary
Current Use: None
Height (m): 427.634
Flush Bracket: S5230
TUK Ref No: TP4935
Grid Ref: SD786711
OS Map: OL2
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 trig point and summit cairn on Moughton looking towards Pen-y-ghent
?The trig point and summit cairn on Moughton looking towards Pen-y-ghent

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.

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