The Tow Scar Trig Point

Tow Scar Trig Point

The Tow Scar trig point is situated on one of the limestone scars at the southern end of Gragareth and was built in 1949 as part of the third order of trig points.

Station Name: Tow Scar
OSGB36 No: SD47T048
Date Built: 1st May 1949
Levelling Date: 1st June 1950
Historic Use: 3rd order
Current Use: None
Height (m): 383.133
Flush Bracket: S5397
TUK Ref No: TP6551
Grid Ref: SD684760
OS Map: OL2
No. of Visits: 2

The Tow Scar trig point can be reached by using a track between the Kingsdale Road and Turbary Road. There is a handy layby just next to the gate where the track starts. It takes about 15 minutes to reach the trig point which is found by a short climb to the south of the track as it passes to the north of Tow Scar.

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

The view is particularly extensive looking south towards the northern Bowland Fells. To the west the view extends out to the coast where Heysham Power Station leads the eye out to Morecambe Bay.

Looking down towards Ingleton from the trig point
Looking down towards Ingleton from the trig point

The most striking object in view is Ingleborough. The trig point also looks right down to the village of Ingleton. The views to the north are however largely obscured by higher ground to the north beyond which is Gragareth.

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