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|
|Date Built:||20th May 1960|
|Levelling Date:||1st June 1961|
|TUK Ref No:||TP5129|
|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 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 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.