Penhill Trig Point

Penhill Trig Point

The Penhill trig point is situated on the hill of the same name but about 27 metres lower than the summit of the fell which is almost a mile away on Height of Hazely. The trig point was built in 1953 as one of the secondary order of trig points.

Station Name: Penhill
OSGB36 No: SE38S014
Date Built: 26th August 1953
Levelling Date: 1st June 1955
Historic Use: Secondary
Current Use: None
Height (m): 526.694
Flush Bracket: S7708
TUK Ref No: TP5374
Grid Ref: SE050867
OS Map: OL30
No. of Visits: 4

This stone built trig point is situated on the south side of a broken down wall and fence. These partially obscure the view which is perhaps most extensive to the east towards Leyburn. For much better views of Wensleydale it is worth making the short detour north to the top of Penhill Scar.

On my first visit to the Penhill trig point in 2005
On my first visit to the Penhill trig point in 2005

The Penhill trig point can easily be reached either via the path zig-zagging up through Black Scar to the west or via one of the paths climbing to Penhill End from the east.

The trig point's flush bracket
The trig point’s flush bracket

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