Vicars Allotment Trig Point

Vicars Allotment Trig Point

The Vicars Allotment trig point is situated on the summit of Skipton Moor, a mile and a half south of the national park boundary. It was built in 1949 as part of the secondary order of trig points.

Station Name: Vicars Allotment
OSGB36 No: SD96S018
Date Built: 28th May 1949
Levelling Date: 1st June 1951
Historic Use: Secondary
Current Use: None
Height (m): 372.770
Flush Bracket: S5561
TUK Ref No: TP6688
Grid Ref: SE014509
OS Map: OL2, OL21
No. of Visits: 4

The Vicars Allotment trig point share the top of Skipton Moor with several cairns and some modest gritstone outcrops. The trig point can be reached via a nice and fairly short climb from the end of Short Bank Road.

Longridge Fell from the Vicars Allotment trig point
Longridge Fell from the Vicars Allotment trig point

The view is excellent particularly of the Airedale scene. Further afield there are also sightings of Pendle Hill, Easington Fell and Longridge Fell to the west and the moors of the South Pennines to the south.

My daughter enjoying the view from the trig point in March 2016
My daughter enjoying the view from the trig point in March 2016

Personally I think it is a great little spot and considering that it is so easily reached from Skipton I’d have thought it would attract more people. On my four visits to date the only people I’ve seen up there have been my wife and daughter.

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