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|
|Date Built:||28th May 1949|
|Levelling Date:||1st June 1951|
|TUK Ref No:||TP6688|
|OS Map:||OL2, OL21|
|No. of Visits:||5|
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.
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.
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.