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|
|Date Built:||10th May 1960|
|Levelling Date:||1st June 1961|
|TUK Ref No:||TP5081|
|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.
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.
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.