Ravensworth Fell Trig Point

Ravensworth Fell Trig Point

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
OSGB36 No: NY71T028
Date Built: 18th May 1960
Levelling Date: 1st June 1961
Historic Use: 3rd order
Current Use: None
Height (m): 401.116
Flush Bracket: 10793
TUK Ref No: TP5592
Grid Ref: NY593108
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.

The Ravensworth Fell trig point looking towards Kidsty Pike in the Lake District's Far Eastern Fells
The Ravensworth Fell trig point looking towards Kidsty Pike in the Lake District’s Far Eastern Fells

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.

The flush bracket including the interesting pebble dash effect on the trig point
The flush bracket including the interesting pebble dash effect on the trig point

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