The Yockenthwaite Moor trig point

Yockenthwaite Moor Trig Point

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
OSGB36 No: SD96S022
Date Built: 3rd August 1949
Levelling Date: 1st June 1951
Historic Use: Secondary
Current Use: None
Height (m): 643.128
Flush Bracket: S5500
TUK Ref No: TP7104
Grid Ref: SD909810
OS Map: OL30
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's flush bracket
The trig point’s flush bracket

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.

The damaged top of the Yockenthwaite Moor trig point
The damaged top of the Yockenthwaite Moor trig point

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.

The view north from the trig point towards Swarth Fell and Wild Boar Fell
The view north from the trig point towards Swarth Fell and Wild Boar Fell

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