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: 2

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, especially on a wet and cloudy day. Adding to this sense of age is the rather tumble down stone shelter that surrounds the trig point.

Looking towards the Howgill Fell from the trig point
Looking towards the Howgill Fell from the trig point

In good weather the view is quite extensive for the fairly modest elevation. The Howgills dominate the views to the south, to the east is Nine Standards Rigg, High Seat and Wild Boar Fell. To the north the Cross Fell and Mickle Fell ranges of the North Pennines are also well seen.

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

Probably the shortest route to the trig point is from the village of Crosby Garrett to the north. If approaching from the south beware of an electric fence that runs across the fell north of Little Ewe Fell. I can confirm from experience that it is electrified. However, there is a gate where the bridleway passes through the fence and once through that a quad track leads up to near the trig point.

Looking west towards Great Asby Scar
Looking west towards Great Asby Scar

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