Newsham Moor trig point

Newsham Moor Trig Point

The Newsham Moor trig point is situated above the vast sweep of Barningham Moor, about a couple of miles outside the north-east boundary of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It was built in 1947 as one of the secondary order of trig points.

Station Name: Newsham Moor
OSGB36 No: NZ42S021
Date Built: 10th November 1947
Levelling Date: 1st June 1948
Historic Use: Secondary
Current Use: None
Height (m): 447.141
Flush Bracket: S4320
TUK Ref No: TP5115
Grid Ref: NZ057074
OS Map: OL30
No. of Visits: 1

There is a good path to the trig point from Barningham which climbs very gradually to the trig point. In normal conditions it should be a supremely easy and pleasant walk. Unfortunately on my visit it was so windy my wife and I had to link arms so as not to get blown over.

My wife taking shelter behind the trig point
My wife taking shelter behind the trig point

The view is particularly extensive to the east where Barningham Moor gives way to the pastures and farmland of lower Teesdale. The view west is not quite as extensive thanks to the higher moors in that direction including Cleasby Hill, Hoove and Booze.

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