The Yockenthwaite Moor trig point is situated on the summit of the vast boggy expanse of Yockenthwaite Moor. It was built in 1949 as one of the secondary order of trig points.
|Station Name:||Yockenthwaite Moor|
|Date Built:||3rd August 1949|
|Levelling Date:||1st June 1951|
|TUK Ref No:||TP7104|
|No. of Visits:||3|
The summit of Yockenthwaite is covered in badly eroded patches of peat, looking east from the trig point it is quite a daunting sight. The easiest approach is undoubtedly from the south via Strans Gill which avoids most of the peat until the final hundred yards or so. It is also doable to approach from Gilbert Lane on Stake Moss, but only after a prolonged dry spell.
The trig point, which has a fading coat of white paint, is quite badly damaged near the top. Despite this damage the spider is still in place.
Due to its fairly central location in the Dales the summit of Yockenthwaite Moor makes for an extensive viewpoint. There is no depth to the view but many of the larger Dales fells are well seen including the Three Peaks, Fountains Fell, Birks Fell and Buckden Pike. On a clear day the view even stretches as far as the Coniston fells in the Lake District.