Sharpah Trig Point

Sharpah Trig Point

The Sharpah trig point is situated on the summit of Sharp Haw, itself the highest point of Flasby Fell. The variation in spelling is presumably a local dialect name for Sharp Haw. The trig point was built in 1949 as part of the third order of trig points.

Station Name: Sharpah
OSGB36 No: SD96T040
Date Built: 25th May 1949
Levelling Date: 1st June 1951
Historic Use: 3rd order
Current Use: None
Height (m): 357.225
Flush Bracket: S5498
TUK Ref No: TP5916
Grid Ref: SD959552
OS Map: OL2
No. of Visits: 3

With possibly the smallest summit area of any fell in the Yorkshire Dales, and a Marilyn to boot, it is not surprising that the Sharpah trig point commands a fine panorama. It particularly excels as a viewpoint for Airedale and the Aire Gap with Gargrave and Skipton particularly well seen.

A close up of the Sharpah trig point
A close up of the Sharpah trig point with Skipton in the distance

The easiest way to reach the trig point is to park at the corner of Bog Lane and follow the bridleyway climbing gently up Flasby Fell. While the bridleway itself makes for the saddle between Sharp Haw and Rough Haw a clear path forks off for the short steep final climb to the summit and trig point.

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

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