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: 3

The Nine Standards Rigg trig point is a rather ramshackle looking stone built trig point. 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.

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

Although it marks the summit of the hill it is fairly safe to say the trig point plays second fiddle to the remarkable series of nine large cairns that give Nine Standards Rigg its name. Situated between the trig point and the standards is a separate topograph which is arguably a finer viewpoint than the trig point.

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