Windy Hill Trig Point

Windy Hill Trig Point

The Windy Hill trig point is situated on Ash Fell in Westmoreland’s Orton Fells. It was built in 1960 as part of the third order of trig points.

Station Name: Windy Hill
OSGB36 No: NY71T036
Date Built: 27th May 1960
Levelling Date: 1st June 1961
Historic Use: 3rd order
Current Use: None
Height (m): 385.709
Flush Bracket: 10788
TUK Ref No: TP6990
Grid Ref: NY749040
OS Map: OL19
No. of Visits: 1

The Windy Hill trig point is sat back from the modest Ash Fell Edge between the A685 and the A683. It is best reached by taking a path from the A685, Ash Fell Road before following the wall all the way to the trig point. Unfortunately on my visit patches of low cloud were clinging to many of the higher summits but from what I could see the trig point would have good views of the Howgill Fells, Wild Boar Fell, Mallerstang, Nateby Common and Nine Standards Rigg.

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