Thorpe Fell Trig Point

Thorpe Fell Trig Point

The Thorpe Fell trig point is situated on the summit of Thorpe Fell Top. It was built in 1949 as part of the secondary order of trig points.

Station Name: Thorpe Fell
OSGB36 No: SD96S017
Date Built: 18th May 1949
Levelling Date: 1st June 1951
Historic Use: Secondary
Current Use: None
Height (m): 506.272
Flush Bracket: S5312
TUK Ref No: TP6463
Grid Ref: SE008596
OS Map: OL2
No. of Visits: 2

The Thorpe Fell trig point was once reckoned the highest point of the moors between Embsay and and Cracoe. This changed following a survey in June 2008 when it was discovered that Cracoe Fell was in fact slightly higher. As a result Thorpe Fell Top lost its status as a Dewey and a Marilyn.

The Thorpe Fell trig point looking towards Great Whernside, Buckden Pike and Meugher
The Thorpe Fell trig point looking towards Great Whernside, Buckden Pike and Meugher

There is no path leading to the trig point and it is a bit of a bash through the heather to reach it from the track a few hundred yards to the north. The trig point looks rather forlorn and battered and there is little depth to the view, the highlight of which is a distant sighting of Ingleborough.

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