The Wild Boar Fell trig point is located at the western edge of the summit plateau of Wild Boar Fell. It was built in 1960 as one of the secondary order of trig points. Two flush brackets are given. The second, a replacement for the first, also seems to have been pilfered from the trig point.
|Station Name:||Wild Boar Fell|
|Date Built:||27th May 1960|
|Levelling Date:||1st June 1961|
|Flush Bracket:||10797 / 11810|
|TUK Ref No:||TP6943|
|No. of Visits:||4|
The stone built trig point is surrounded by a stone shelter on the western side of the plateau. Although the trig point is generally regarded as the summit of the fell the Database of British Hills claims that a stone thirty metres south of the trig point is 3cm higher than the base of the trig point. I’m a keen hill bagger but that is a margin so fine that I’ve never felt the need to accept the trig point as anything other than the summit.
The view from the Wild Boar Fell trig point, especially looking west, is really quite stunning. To the south-west is a fine view of the ever shapely Howgill Fells and to the north-west an expansive view across the old county of Westmorland. If blessed with good visibility the view further west reveals a superb outline of Lakeland mountains.