The Calf Trig Point

The Calf Trig Point

The Calf trig point is situated on the hill of the same name, the highest of the Howgill Fells. It was built in 1949 as part of the secondary order of trig points.

Station Name: The Calf
OSGB36 No: SD47S037
Date Built: 1st August 1949
Levelling Date: 1st June 1950
Historic Use: Secondary
Current Use: None
Height (m): 676.656
Flush Bracket: S5676
TUK Ref No: TP6361
Grid Ref: SD667970
OS Map: OL19
No. of Visits: 4

The top of The Calf can be reached via one of the few clear paths in the Howgills, namely the well trodden route from Sedbergh that climbs up along the flanks of Winder and Arant Haw before crossing Calders and Bram Rigg.

The Calf trig point looking north
The Calf trig point looking north

The trig point is often painted white and, when it catches the sun, can stand out like a beacon when seen from some of the neighbouring summits.

The Coniston Fells from The Calf trig point
The Coniston Fells from The Calf trig point

Almost without exception every summit in the Howgill Fells features an outstanding view. It is no surprise then that the view from The Calf trig point is superb. The panorama is really quite extensive, the highlight being the view across the Shap Fells to a long line of Lakeland summits.

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