Nettle Hill Trig Point

Nettle Hill Trig Point

The Nettle Hill trig point is situated on Crosby Garrett Fell in Westmoreland’s Orton Fells. It was built in 1961 as part of the secondary order of trig points.

Station Name: Nettle Hill
OSGB36 No: NY71S009
Date Built: 10th May 1960
Levelling Date: 1st June 1961
Historic Use: Secondary
Current Use: None
Height (m): 382.219
Flush Bracket: 10676
TUK Ref No: TP5081
Grid Ref: NY716078
OS Map: OL19
No. of Visits: 1

Despite being one of the youngest trig points in the Yorkshire Dales its lichen covered countenance makes the Nettle Hill trig point seem rather older. Adding to this sense of age is the rather tumble down stone shelter that surrounds the trig point.

The Nettle Hill trig point looking south towards the Howgill Fells
The Nettle Hill trig point looking south towards the Howgill Fells

The view is quite extensive for the fairly modest elevation. The Howgills are well seen to the south, to the east is Nine Standards Rigg and to the north the Cross Fell range of the North Pennines.

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