The Fleak Trig Point

The Fleak Trig Point

The Fleak trig point is situated on a moorland top also known as Tarn Seat. It was built in 1955 as one of the secondary order of trig points.

Station Name: The Fleak
OSGB36 No: SE38S017
Date Built: 1st May 1955
Levelling Date: 1st June 1955
Historic Use: Secondary
Current Use: None
Height (m): 551.078
Flush Bracket: S8286
TUK Ref No: TP6382
Grid Ref: SD956943
OS Map: OL30
No. of Visits: 2

The Fleak trig point is an example of one of the stone built trig points as opposed to one of the more commonly seen concrete versions. As is often the case with these stone built pillars the trig point is gradually acquiring a covering of moss.

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

The view is extensive, mainly of the high moors above Wensleydale and Swaledale with Summer Lodge Tarn well seen just to the north. Although there is little depth to the panorama it is one of those views that seems to stretch for ever.

The spider is still in place on the top of the trig point
The spider is still in place on the top of the trig point

The trig point is situated quite close to the summit of the Askrigg – Reeth road making it one of the easier trig points to bag. The half mile walk following the fence from the cattle grid requires virtually no uphill effort though care needs to be taken crossing a number of bogs en route.

Looking north-east from The Fleak trig point
Looking north-east from The Fleak trig point

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