Simons Seat Trig Point

Simons Seat Trig Point

The Simons Seat trig point is situated on a gritstone outcrop on the summit of the same name. It was built in 1949 as one of the secondary order of trig points.

Station Name: Simons Seat
OSGB36 No: SD96S015
Date Built: 1st April 1949
Levelling Date: 1st June 1951
Historic Use: Secondary
Current Use: None
Height (m): 485.241
Flush Bracket: S5294
TUK Ref No: TP5983
Grid Ref: SE078598
OS Map: OL2
No. of Visits: 4

The trig point is situated on the very obvious gritstone summit and requires a mild scramble to reach. It is worth the effort as the summit of Simon’s Seat commands a superb panorama contrasting the surrounding gritstone moor with the limestone country immediately below to the north.

The trig point looks almost directly down on Trollers Gill, Skyreholme and Appletreewick. Further north, beyond a sliver of Grimwith Reservoir are Meugher and Great Whernside. To the west is Carncliff Top and Thorpe Fell, to the east are the golf balls of Menwith Hill and, if visibility allows a distant view of the Hambleton Hills. Finally, to the south is Round Hill, Old Pike, Rombald’s Moor beyond which are the moors of the South Pennines.

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