Nine Standards Rigg trig point

Nine Standards Rigg Trig Point

The Nine Standards Rigg trig point is located on the summit of the hill of the same name where it very much plays second fiddle to the Nine Standards themselves.

Station Name: Nine Standards Rigg
OSGB36 No: NY71S010
Date Built: 20th May 1960
Levelling Date: 1st June 1961
Historic Use: Secondary
Current Use: None
Height (m): 662.025
Flush Bracket: 10803
TUK Ref No: TP5129
Grid Ref: NY825061
OS Map: OL19
No. of Visits: 4

The trig point is located on a slight rise on the peaty summit of Nine Standards Rigg. The path temporarily gives way to eroded peat and can be a very boggy place in wet weather. It lies on the Coast to Coast route and just south of the trig point some paving slabs have been laid to help walkers cross the peat.

The trig point is located on a broad peaty summit
The trig point is located on a broad peaty summit

The Nine Standards Rigg trig point is a rather ramshackle looking stone built trig point. The flush bracket is long since gone though the spider is still intact. Without some mortar to hold it together it is perhaps surprising that the pillar is still standing.

The not so good view on my first visit to Nine Standards Rigg in 2004
The not so good view on my first visit to Nine Standards Rigg in 2004

The 360 degree panorama is superb and on a clear day extends north to the likes of Cross Fell and Mickle Fell and across the Eden valley to the Lake District. Situated between the trig point and the Nine Standards is a separate topograph which is arguably a finer viewpoint than the trig point.

Enjoying much finer weather on my 4th visit in July 2017
Enjoying much finer weather on my 4th visit in July 2017

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