Rye Loaf Trig Point

Rye Loaf Trig Point

The Rye Loaf trig point is situated on the summit of Rye Loaf Hill between Malham and Settle. It was built in 1949 as part of the secondary order of trig points.

Station Name: Rye Loaf
OSGB36 No: SD96S014
Date Built: 10th August 1949
Levelling Date: 1st June 1951
Historic Use: Secondary
Current Use: None
Height (m): 546.811
Flush Bracket: S5231
TUK Ref No: TP5783
Grid Ref: SD864633
OS Map: OL2
No. of Visits: 4

The easiest way to reach the Rye Loaf trig point is from near the top of the bridleway connecting Stockdale Lane with Cove Road above Malham. The trig point shares the small summit area of Rye Loaf Hill with a large sprawling cairn.

The Rye Loaf trig point is situated next to a sprawling cairn
The Rye Loaf trig point is situated next to a sprawling cairn

The 360 degree panorama from the trig point is exceptional, not only does it incorporate the Three Peaks but also an extensive view south that includes Pendle Hill and the Bowland Fells.

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

Closer to hand are the neighbouring tops of Grizedales and Kirkby Fell whilst a few steps away from the trig point reveals a bird’s eye prospect of Stockdale.

The trig point's spider
The trig point’s spider

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