Stonesdale Moor trig point

Stonesdale Moor Trig Point

The Stonesdale Moor trig point is in fact a concrete ring, a fairly rare type of trig point that is mainly found in the north-west Dales and Lake District.

Station Name: Stonesdale Moor
OSGB36 No: NY71/T38
Date Built: Not known
Levelling Date: 1st June 1962
Historic Use: 3rd order
Current Use: None
Height (m): 548.944
Flush Bracket: None
TUK Ref No: TP7380
Grid Ref: NY871044
OS Map: OL19/OL30
No. of Visits: 1

The trig point is located next to a corner in a fence on Robert’s Seat, a moorland top located between West Stonesdale and Whitsundale. In wet weather the ring is likely to be full of water though the legend ‘Ordnance Survey Trigonometrical Station’ can still clearly be seen.

The Stonesdale Moor concrete ring
The Stonesdale Moor concrete ring

The concrete ring is fairly easy to reach via a short diversion from the path from Tan Hill to Ravenseat. The views are extensive and includes Rogan’s Seat, Nine Standards Rigg, Great Shunner Fell and High Seat.

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