The Ravensworth Fell trig point is situated on Long Scar Pike, the highest point of Crosby Ravensworth Fell. It was built in 1960 as part of the third order of trig points.
|Station Name:||Ravensworth Fell|
|Date Built:||18th May 1960|
|Levelling Date:||1st June 1961|
|Historic Use:||3rd order|
|TUK Ref No:||TP5592|
|OS Map:||OL5, OL7|
|No. of Visits:||1|
The 360 degree panorama from the Ravensworth Fell trig point is superb and includes the Howgill Fells, Shap Fells, Far Eastern Fells, the Cross Fell range and the fells above Mallerstang. On my first visit to the trig point, just two days before Crosby Ravensworth Fell was incorporated into the national park, my friend Paul and I could even make out some of the hills of southern Scotland.
According to the Database of British Hills a limestone outcrop 2m WNW of the large cairn on a grassy bump to the east of the trig point is a whole 19cm higher than the ground next to the trig point and is thus the summit of the fell. Such fine margins! One interesting thing to note about the trig point is that its north and west facing sides seem to have some kind of pebble dashing effect which is quite unusual.