The Winder Hill trig point is situated on Winder, a hill at the southern end of the Howgill Fells. It was built in 1949 as part of the third order of trig points.
|Station Name:||Winder Hill|
|Date Built:||1st September 1949|
|Levelling Date:||1st June 1950|
|Historic Use:||3rd order|
|TUK Ref No:||TP6962|
|No. of Visits:||2|
Winder’s position as the southernmost tip of the Howgill Fells makes it a fantastic viewpoint. The panorama includes superb views of the Lune and Rawthey valleys as well as Garsdale and Dentdale.
Winder’s close proximity to Sedbergh makes it a popular hill and along with The Calf probably the most visited summit in the Howgill Fells. The trig point is normally painted white but occasionally it is given a rather garish looking coat or red paint. Apparently one of the local schools is responsible for this rather bizarre colouring.