Middleton Trig Point

Middleton Trig Point

The Middleton trig point is situated on Middleton, the long northern ridge of Simon’s Seat in the Howgill Fells. It was built in 1961 as part of the third order of trig points.

Station Name: Middleton
OSGB36 No: NY71T039
Date Built: 20th May 1960
Levelling Date: 1st June 1961
Historic Use: 3rd order
Current Use: None
Height (m): 485.851
Flush Bracket: 10798
TUK Ref No: TP4812
Grid Ref: NY652012
OS Map: OL19
No. of Visits: 1

It is the most northerly of only four trig points in the Howgill Fells. There is a faint path to the trig point from the old packhorse bridge over Langdale Beck, or alternatively it can be visited on the way down from Simon’s Seat.

Cross Fell from the Middleton trig point
Cross Fell from the Middleton trig point

The view from the Middleton trig point is one of contrasts. In three directions there are intimate views of the northern Howgill Fells whilst to the north there is a more distant panorama that includes the Orton Fells and the North Pennine giants, Cross Fell and the two Dun Fells.

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