Wild Boar Fell Trig Point

Wild Boar Fell Trig Point

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
OSGB36 No: NY71S011
Date Built: 27th May 1960
Levelling Date: 1st June 1961
Historic Use: Secondary
Current Use: None
Height (m): 708.660
Flush Bracket: 10797 / 11810
TUK Ref No: TP6943
Grid Ref: SD757988
OS Map: OL19
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.

Looking across the Howgill Fells to the Lake District from the trig point
Looking across the Howgill Fells to the Lake District from the trig point

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.

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