The Weets Trig Point

The Weets trig point is situated on Weets Top, a hill overlooking Malhamdale and Gordale. It was built in 1949 as part of the secondary order of trig points.

Station Name: The Weets
OSGB36 No: SD96S016
Date Built: 15th June 1949
Levelling Date: 1st June 1951
Historic Use: Secondary
Current Use: None
Height (m): 413.985
Flush Bracket: S5563
TUK Ref No: TP6433
Grid Ref: SD925632
OS Map: OL2
No. of Visits: 3

The Weets trig point stands a minutes walk away from the Dales High Way as it passes over Hetton Common. Thanks to its location right next to a fairly high wall the view is not quite as extensive as it could be. Still it does provide an interesting perspective of the limestone uplands above Malham and, if peering over the wall, there is also a partial view of the dramatic entrance to Gordale.

On my first visit to The Weets trig point in December 2011
On my first visit to The Weets trig point in December 2011

The trig point is not actually the highest point on Weets Top. This is a large boulder that is embedded in the wall just a few metres to the west of the trig point.

The trig point flush bracket
The trig point flush bracket

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