Winder Fell Trig Point

Winder Hill Trig Point

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
OSGB36 No: SD47T057
Date Built: 1st September 1949
Levelling Date: 1st June 1950
Historic Use: 3rd order
Current Use: None
Height (m): 473.659
Flush Bracket: S5659
TUK Ref No: TP6962
Grid Ref: SD653932
OS Map: OL19
No. of Visits: 3

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.

The trig point looking towards 
Arant Haw
The trig point looking towards Arant Haw

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. Whoever it is that is responsible they have rather enthusiastically painted over the metal flush bracket.

The trig point's flush bracket as seen in 2018
The trig point’s flush bracket as seen in 2018

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