Park Fell Trig Point

Park Fell Trig Point

The Park Fell trig point is located on the summit of the hill of the same name in upper Ribblesdale. It was built in 1949 as one of the third order of trig points.

Station Name: Park Fell
OSGB36 No: SD96T036
Date Built: 14th August 1949
Levelling Date: 1st June 1951
Historic Use: 3rd order
Current Use: None
Height (m): 563.575
Flush Bracket: S5534
TUK Ref No: TP5306
Grid Ref: SD764769
OS Map: OL2
No. of Visits: 3

The Park Fell trig point is well placed for a fine panorama of upper Ribblesdale, a view that is enhanced by the fact that the valley and not just the surrounding fells are in view. Of course there are plenty of hills in view too including Pen-y-ghent, Plover Hill, High Green Field Knott, Blea Moor, Whernside and Simon Fell.

The Park Fell trig point looking towards Pen-y-ghent
The Park Fell trig point looking towards Pen-y-ghent

The trig point can be reached by a fairly steep climb up from Gauber Road via the houses at Colt Park. Alternatively it can be visited on the descent of the hugely enjoyable ridge walk from Ingleborough over Simon Fell.

The trig point flush bracket
The trig point flush bracket

Another option is to take the track from Low Sleights Road passing Fell Close Rocks before contouring round to a wall that leads up on to Park Fell. Follow the wall up to reach a path on the ‘edge’ of Park Fell. Turn left and follow this to a stile which gives access to the trig point.

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