Water Crag trig point

Water Crag Trig Point

The Water Crag trig point is located on the summit of the same name. It was built c.1936 as part of the original primary network of trig points.

Station Name: Water Crag
OSGB36 No: PP018
Date Built: c.1936
Levelling Date: 1st June 1948
Historic Use: Primary
Current Use: Passive
Height (m): 668.121
Flush Bracket: 2963
TUK Ref No: TP6768
Grid Ref: NY928046
OS Map: OL30
No. of Visits: 2

Water Crag is a subsidary summit of Rogan’s Seat and the presence of the trig point, together with a nearby shelter, make Water Crag a much more satisfying summit than its parent fell. In good conditions the view stretches from the North York Moors in the east to the northern Lake District in the west. To the north-east there is a good prospect of Little Fell and Mickle Fell.

The Water Crag trig point looking towards the stone shelter
The Water Crag trig point looking towards the stone shelter

This is one of the remoter trig points in the Yorkshire Dales. There is a thin path from Rogan’s Seat to the top of Water Crag. An alternative option is to follow Gunnerside Gill as far as the Blakethwaite Dams before striking north across the pathless fell. Neither option is to be recommended in mist. I’ve not yet tried the third option which is approaching from the bridleway to the north.

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