The Whaw Moor trig point

Whaw Moor Trig Point

The Whaw Moor trig point is situated on the summit of the hill more commonly known as Great Pinseat. It was built in 1948 as part of the third order of trig points.

Station Name: Whaw Moor
OSGB36 No: NZ42T074
Date Built: 12th August 1948
Levelling Date: 1st June 1955
Historic Use: 3rd order
Current Use: None
Height (m): 583.692
Flush Bracket: S4419
TUK Ref No: TP6859
Grid Ref: NY970026
OS Map: OL30
No. of Visits: 3

The Whaw Moor trig point is situated on the northern side of a high wall running along the top of Great Pinseat, this makes access slightly awkward on the best approaches to Great Pinseat from the south via Hard Level Gill or the bridleway over Surrender Ground. Access from the bridleway to the north is much easier.

Looking over the wall at the trig point with Water Crag in the distance
Looking over the wall at the trig point with Water Crag in the distance

Considering it is in the north-east of the park a surprising number of Dales summits can be seen including Ingleborough far away to the south-west. The best views however are north towards the high fells of the North Pennines including Mickle Fell and Little Fell.

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

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