The Scrafton trig point is in fact a bolt lodged in one of the rocks of Great Roova Crags.
|Levelling Date:||1st June 1955|
|Historic Use:||3rd order|
|TUK Ref No:||TP8088|
|No. of Visits:||1|
This is the only bolt I’ve listed on this website mainly due to the Ordnance Survey’s OL30 1:25 000 map showing a trig column in this spot. It seems that there was never a column located on Great Roova Crags and that this is an uncharacteristic error by the OS. This is partly born out by the fact that the trig symbol is conspicuously absent from the equivalent Landranger map.
The view from the bolt is quite superb with most of Coverdale in view with Pen Hill on the opposite side of the valley particularly dominant above the villages of Carlton, Melmerby and West Scrafton. Meanwhile, to the east, there are extensive views across to the Cleveland Hills.