Rombalds Moor Trig Point

Rombalds Moor Trig Point

The Rombalds Moor trig point is located on the highest part of what is often referred to as Ilkley Moor. It was built in 1936 as one of the original primary network of trig points.

Station Name: Rombalds Moor
OSGB36 No: PP070
Date Built: c.1936
Levelling Date: 1st April 1962
Historic Use: Primary
Current Use: Passive
Height (m): 402.826
Flush Bracket: S4563
TUK Ref No: TP0704
Grid Ref: SE114452
OS Map: 297
No. of Visits: 3

Considering how popular Ilkley Moor is, especially spots such as the Cow and Calf Rocks, surprisingly few people seem to make their way up to the summit of the moor. Certainly on my three visits to date I’ve not seen any other walkers.

My wife and daughter by the Rombalds Moor trig point in 2008
My wife and daughter by the Rombalds Moor trig point in 2008

Unsurprisingly the view is extensive and on a clear day extends up Wharfedale to Great Whernside and as far east as the Hambleton Hills with the Kilburn White Horse also visible. To the south is the urban sprawl of Leeds and Bradford.

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