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TP1875 - Calf Top
 
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Flush Bracket :
S5670
OSGB36 Station :
SD47/9
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP1875
County :
Cumbria
Nearest town :
KENDAL

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Calf TopSD47/9SD47S009366446.82485634.09609.6002PILLAR01/06/1950201/06/1950N0

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There are 57 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 960th with 18 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.87/10 (from 86 logged visits)
Was First logged: 13th Sep 1988
Was Last logged: 13th Apr 2019

Of the 86 logged visits,
21 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 58m
The average error was 14m
3 were exact

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

Calf Top
By Father Ted
Spider
©jonglew
How to photograph the FB
©jonglew
The pillar and me
By RogerTempleman
Flush Bracket
©jonglew

©Hands
See 51 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Good condition 13th Apr 2019  13:45  by Father Ted

FB Number: S5670  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Its quite a few years since I have bagged a trig point, Marilyn and Nuttall - I guess that's only because this is a Nuttall promotion (close by). Great views all round but very blustery today and chilly.

Calf Top


Good condition 16th Oct 2018  11:36  by jonglew

Gridref: SD 66448 85641   FB Number: S5670  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

From the cattle grid (SD 6686 8478). Followed the wall up looking for old benchmarks. Pillar has no centre cap and is unplugged; RHS sight hole open. Cloud down, no views. With Roger Templeman.

Pillar TP1875©jonglew
Spider TP1875©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1875©jonglew
How to photograph the FB TP1875©jonglew


Good condition 16th Oct 2018  00:00  by RogerTempleman

FB Number: S5670  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Up in clouds and drizzle.

The pillar and me


Good condition 23rd Sep 2018  14:30  by Scouser

FB Number: S5670  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 19th Apr 2018  14:45  by beckroad

FB Number: S5670  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Parked at the village hall in Barbon. 1st of two trigs today. Fairly steep climb via Eskholme Pike then a steady easy walk to this well manicured, white pillar. Situated next to a wire fence it commands fantastic panoramic views. The superb weather conditions make this a worthy high score.

A well manicured pillar. Looking north and Howgill Fells in the distance.©beckroad


Good condition 19th Apr 2018  13:25  by Hands

Gridref: SD 66448 85638   FB Number: S5670  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

A circuit From Barbon along the quiet minor road and the busier A683 to Fellside and then up the tracks and along the wall to the Trig which is in good condition with an open cap and one open sight hole-excellent-if slightly hazy-views returned along quad track over Castle Knott and Eskholme

©Hands


Good condition 26th Oct 2017  21:50  by Wayne Mac

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 1st Aug 2017  12:23  by slateloose

Gridref: SD 66400 85600   FB Number: S5670  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Walk from Barbon village to Calf Top and then on to Brownthwaite, 11 miles. The weather forecast wasn't too great but we only get 10 mins of rain. Great views when the low cloud cleared.


Good condition 2nd Jul 2017  00:00  by Anthony

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


Good condition 16th Jun 2017  14:15  by Jean Bobker

Gridref: SD 66400 85600   FB Number: 5670  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Day 2 of Northern Crossway


Good condition 11th May 2017  17:02  by ger

Gridref: SD 66446 85634   FB Number: S5670  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Approached from Holme Knott. Open spider. Far distant views in haze today.


Good condition 23rd Apr 2017  10:36  by AndyBingley

FB Number: S5670  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Beautiful day , 6 hour walk not 1 person seen. Middleton Fell is a gem. The view from this trigpoint is stunning. The howgills, the lakeland fells, dentdale and morecambe bay and more !!




Good condition 24th Nov 2016  14:04  by stignest

FB Number: S5670  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

from Barbon via Eskholm farm, a superb route and a clear (unmarked) path all the way. Trig in pretty good condition and stands proud over a truly superb view. Was hard work above 550m due to snow. drifts over 2ft deep in place. descended via the steep direct route and out along the dale bottom. why anyone would choose to ascend by this route is beyond me. the hill deserves to be walked properly.


Good condition 7th Oct 2016  17:27  by mntainman

Gridref: SD 66448 85634   FB Number: S5670  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

My third English Nuttall completion. First Catstye Cam, then Pillar Rock and now Calf Top, the first and therefore only one with a trig pillar.

Calf Top


Good condition 3rd Aug 2016  15:00  by Moacky

FB Number: S5670  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

I was walking the course of the River Lune, from sea to source over five days. Because of a lack of decent public footpaths between Kirkby Lonsdale and Sedbergh I took the high route over Middleton Fell, collecting two trigs on the way.


Good condition 29th Jul 2016  13:04  by sykesfamily

FB Number: S5670  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Second of three trigs on a 13 mile hike starting near Gale Garth and continuing from Brownthwaite to the new footbridge near Blindbeck Bridge then straight uphill to Castle Knott and Calf Top Trig before steep descent to Barbondale and back up the opposite slope to Crag Hill Trig via Hazle Gill Combe and Crag Side. Returned via Richard Man and Bullpot Farm. Good weather all day.

Calf Top Trig ©sykesfamily
Calf Top Flush Bracket ©sykesfamily


Good condition 29th May 2016  15:17  by greenbell

FB Number: S5670  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

A bit on the hot side today with hazing to match, however the nearer Yorkshire/Westmorland peaks stunningly slumbering and the parkland with it's magnificent oaks at Barbon glorious. With regret do not do the trek to get the lower trig nearer Sedbergh....next time


Hello paraglider!
Ingleborough peeping up in the distance


Good condition 12th Mar 2016  11:45  by PDB

FB Number: 5670  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


Good condition 28th Feb 2016  14:22  by pendlelill

Gridref: SD 66447 85633   FB Number: S5670  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

up from holme knott trig, nice walk via long bank. down by middleton fell. good views inc bowland fells, morecambe bay, lakes from west to east, dales etc. trig good condition painted white no cap

trig looking towards Morecambe bay


Good condition 15th Oct 2015  11:30  by sheepsocks

FB Number: S5670  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked at the cattle grid like others...and yes it's a very steep slog up and down!



Good condition 26th Sep 2015  11:13  by coinea

Gridref: SD 66446 85634   FB Number: S5670  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


Good condition 26th Sep 2015  11:05  by Clochandighter

Gridref: SD 66447 85634   FB Number: S5670  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Pillar in good condition and white having been recently repainted. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces northwest, ~310. Vented through SW sight hole. Full 360 panoramic view includes Ingleborough. More blurb to follow.

S5670 - Calf Top & GRP.


Good condition 8th Aug 2015  11:30  by Mickandkim

Gridref: SD 66447 85634   FB Number: S5670  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked at Barbon church nice walk up steep to start but then bits of steep before down hill and across boggy plato then final steep to trig


Good condition 23rd Apr 2015  13:29  by amblerbob

Gridref: SD 66447 85639   FB Number: S5670  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Brilliant day out. From Barbon over Eskholme Pike and Castle Knott on a lovely warm, sunny day with excellent all round views.


Good condition 15th Apr 2015  13:01  by jamiekeighley

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Parked at Cattlegrid and walked up very steep slope. Tough slog with cloud down. Couldn't see much today.

©jamiekeighley


Good condition 18th Nov 2014  12:44  by campagvelocet

FB Number: S5670  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

No plug: there was a rock covering the hole. Decent views on a glorious day for the second half of November.


Good condition 12th Oct 2014  11:00  by weekender

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Good condition 9th Oct 2014  12:00  by bogdodger

Gridref: SD 66449 85636   FB Number: S5670  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 15th Sep 2014  15:58  by paulxtr

FB Number: S5670  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Started the ascent at Blindbeck Bridge and walked along the ridge via Castle Knott. Trig in vgc and nicely painted. Walked further along the ridge to the wall at Weather Ling Hill then descended.

Calf Top ©paulxtr


Good condition 3rd Aug 2014  00:00  by ngthack

FB Number: S5670  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 21st Sep 2013  12:40  by onlyme

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 22nd May 2013  11:00  by Marshsand

FB Number: S5670  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Not a Nuttall 2000'er but might be one day. A lovely walk on a sunny day.

©Marshsand


Good condition 4th May 2013  15:30  by DanTrig

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

14 mile walk from Barbon bagging Holme Knott trig and Calf Top trig, lovely and sunny once the cloud cleared. Lovely fell, glad it became a mountain.


Good condition 13th Apr 2013  12:00  by alistairpooler

FB Number: S5670  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

On a lovely ridge walk from Barbon to Fellside. See my blog post for more details: http://blog.alistairpooler.co.uk/2013/04/castle-knott-and-calf-top.html


Good condition 19th Oct 2012  13:45  by yorkshirenige

Gridref: SD 66447 85634   FB Number: S5670  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Painted white. No plug. 360 degree view including The Howgills, Great Knoutberry Hill, Gragareth and Brownthwaite.

©yorkshirenige


Good condition 14th Oct 2012  13:41  by catman

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

wonderful views from this trig


Good condition 14th Oct 2012  12:45  by rosieb

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Not Logged 15th Aug 2012  00:00  by Curlew

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Good condition 14th Aug 2012  19:14  by PeteBoggs

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Steep pull up from cattle grid but effort is rewarded by wonderful views

©PeteBoggs
©PeteBoggs


Good condition 19th May 2012  13:25  by CJO

Gridref: SD 66448 85635   FB Number: S5670  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

steep ascent from cattlegrid, seemed steeper on way down. Sun reflecting off Morecambe bay.


Good condition 14th Feb 2012  10:53  by longmyndhiker

FB Number: S5670  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Excellent condition. Nicely looked after.


Good condition 14th Feb 2012  08:59  by Triggers

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Done as part of a traverse of the ridge from Barbon


Good condition 23rd Jul 2011  21:34  by painterman61

FB Number: S5670  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

walked up from cattle grid, very steep ascent this more like a scottish fell soon gain height though.trig in vgc painted white plug missing station number is painted yellow great views here epecially out to sea steep drop off to valley bottom

trig ©painterman61
trig ©painterman61
trig ©painterman61
fb ©painterman61
top ©painterman61


Good condition 26th Jun 2011  00:00  by Rupertal

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 5th Jun 2011  12:25  by redDragon

FB Number: S5670  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Great views from this one if the weather is good. Today was rather cloudy and drizzly, but most of the lakedistrict fells were clear Easy to reach, right beside footpath


Good condition 2nd May 2011  11:08  by sykesfamily

FB Number: S5670  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

The 2nd of four trigs on an 18.5 mile walk starting above Gale Garth and continuing onto Brownthwaite, Calf Top and Holme Knott before returning via Crag Hill. Beautiful sunny day with a brisk wind. Ground was good underfoot after a few weeks of great weather.

Calf Top Trig ©sykesfamily
Calf Top Flush Bracket ©sykesfamily


Good condition 28th Apr 2011  12:40  by Walker Dan

FB Number: S5670  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Nice walk up from Barbon on a fine and sunny if breezy day.


Good condition 16th Oct 2010  17:36  by g4wsb

Gridref: SD 66446 85625   FB Number: S5670  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Parked at SD66848 84726 cattle grid up hill short way

©g4wsb
©g4wsb
©g4wsb


Good condition 12th Oct 2010  15:40  by asbown

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

stopped at the cattle grid and had a look at the short way up but looked like hard work so drove round to Barbon and walked up via Castle knott,good views in all directions.


Good condition 15th May 2010  15:40  by bigtykedog

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 18th Apr 2010  13:42  by Andy West

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Not Logged 30th Jan 2010  00:00  by Sprog

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 8/10


Not Logged 17th Jan 2010  12:30  by peebs

FB Number: S5670  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Recent white paint job matches the snow and mist

©peebs


Good condition 26th Nov 2008  13:54  by Keith Stevens

FB Number: S5670  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

By a fence, with 400m drop into the valley to the SE. Take a look down! Came from Holme Knott, then back down over Middleton Fell. When you exit at Mill House, there is a private sign. I ignored it - theres only 30m of private drive before you are on the pfp again, and the residents are all holidayers, so they dont care

Calf Top pillar, looking NE


Good condition 7th Nov 2008  13:09  by manonabike

Gridref: SD 66448 85634   FB Number: S5670  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Great views of the Howgills and the sun glinted off the Kent estuary for the few minutes of non rain.


Good condition 16th Oct 2008  15:49  by sykesfamily

FB Number: S5670  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

After Great Knoutberry & Aye Gill Pike I didn't have much time left to bag this one. Parked on the Barbondale Road just beyond the cattle grid and walked directly up the hillside (with the wall on my right) to the trig. Steep and difficult at times but well worth the effort when you get to the trig. Excellent 360 degree views especially the Howgill Fells.

Calf Top Trig ©sykesfamily
Calf Top Flush Bracket ©sykesfamily
Calf Top Trig Dentdale valley behind©sykesfamily


Good condition 15th Jun 2008  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S5670  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

A few minor cracks, no cap or plug; beside wall close to summit. Impressively steep climb from SE, cattle grid. Barkin Beck was dry. As to whether its a 2000 footer - it isnt. Was surveyed accurately by John Barnard et al last year. 1999 ft it remains, and very fine for all that.


Good condition 5th Jan 2008  10:02  by Lone Walker

FB Number: S5670  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Energy sapping wind made this simple ascent quite tough. Great views across to the Northern Howgills and east towards Yorkshire Three Peaks country, In the winter though this is a desolate place with hardly any green vegetation visible.


Good condition 6th Sep 2007  12:59  by pete37038

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

date wrong, another I forgot to log...

Calf Top 1 Calf Top©pete37038
Calf Top 2 Calf Top©pete37038


Good condition 15th Jul 2007  12:00  by Morecambe Monkey

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Not sure of exact date,one i'd forgotten about.


Good condition 6th May 2007  13:44  by vegibagger

FB Number: S5670  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Michelle Hogg's birthdate trig pillar


Good condition 28th Apr 2007  10:30  by chrisbombington

Gridref: SD 66400 85600   FB Number: S5670  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Took direct route up the bank (Barken) from bardondale very steep not recomended,Great views today.

CALF TOP TRIG & INSERTS Looking over Sedbergh to the Howgills


Good condition 8th Oct 2006  16:23  by theblack

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Trig in good condition, great views.

Trig and View ©theblack


Good condition 26th Sep 2006  11:00  by Mr T. P. Bagger

FB Number: S5670  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

As with most pillars these days, this one could do with a coat of paint. Fantastic views from the pillar to all points of the compass. I visited it as part of my plan to visit all trig points in the YDNP - but I'm now not sure that it is in the National Park. It is to the west of the wall running along the ridge that forms the western boundary of the National Park so it could well be outside by a matter of 2 feet! In view of the energy expended to reach it as far as I am concerned it is still in the National Park. As to whether it is a 2,000 ft hill, and thence a mountain, I couldn't care a monkeys! All I know is that it is a hard slog up from Barbon, albeit on an excellent 'quad track'.


Good condition 25th Jun 2006  15:26  by Aye Jimmy

FB Number: S5670  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Directly up the hill from Barbondale, steep. Misty on top.

Calf Top Not much to see...
Calf Top Trigpoint.
Calf Top Flush bracket.


Good condition 29th Apr 2006  18:59  by caroleengel

Gridref: SD 66450 85650   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 29th Apr 2006  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SD 66450 85643   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 29th Apr 2006  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SD 66450 85643   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Not Logged 17th Apr 2006  14:00  by simon88888

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Not Logged 2nd Mar 2006  12:20  by John Illy

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 8/10

Beautifully clear, cold day with little wind. Walked up from Fellside farm and along the edge of the fell. Blackpool Tower just visible.

A cold clear day Looking towards Baugh Fell


Good condition 20th Nov 2005  12:00  by m0sgb

FB Number: S5670  Condition: Good  Score: 2/10

sorry only logging 2 points as was very cloudy / foggy nice long walk up to this one from Middleton


Good condition 30th Jul 2005  13:50  by ted

FB Number: S5670  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Plug missing. Rain slowly clearing. 1999 ft above sea-level plus slightly higher ground on the eastern side of the (broken) wall plus the tide was out in Morecambe Bay 8-) Long but easy ascent, short but difficult descent. The flush bracket faces away from the high point and the wall intervenes. But taking the FB as the reference, the height of the top surface of the pillar could be established. Then, sighting across the wall to a measuring stick placed on the summit, the corresponding level could be measured and hence down to the height at ground level. But my guess is that its just short of 2000'.

Calf Top Dentdale towards Great Knoutberry Hill
Calf Top View SW - River Lune towards Lancaster and Morecambe Bay
Calf Top FB


Good condition 30th Jul 2005  13:30  by G4OWG

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Long slog from Barbon - Hill climb in progress. Good views.


Good condition 2nd Oct 2004  00:00  by Bramley

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Good condition 20th Feb 2004  23:17  by stonestreaker

FB Number: S5670  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

old log


Not Logged 20th Apr 2002  00:00  by IWC

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 6/10


Not Logged 13th Dec 2000  13:18  by Chalky

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 7/10


Good condition 23rd Jan 2000  14:30  by dugswell2

FB Number: S5670  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

With Amy and Stephen Boff from Barbon via Castle Knott.


Good condition 26th Sep 1999  13:44  by arranc

Gridref: SD 66400 85600   FB Number: S5670  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 4th Apr 1999  12:25  by sleepwalker

FB Number: S5670  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

A short sharp climb up the hillside from the minor road.


Good condition 28th Jul 1998  07:29  by fasgadh

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Highest point of Middleton Fell. The trig base is surveyed at 1999' and there is higher ground on the Yorkshire side of the wall. For this reason a lot of us consider this to be a genuine 2000' hill. Not that it matters, a great walk anyway


Not Logged 14th Dec 1997  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 8/10

No details noted - excellent steep-sided hill


Good condition 12th Jul 1996  00:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: S5670  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Plug with heavily indented lettering.


Good condition 11th Aug 1994  13:00  by lonesome_cowboy_burt

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Good circuit up from Barbon, then further north and west to Fellside. Quiet lane for the return. Cracking hill, let's hope it remains below 2000ft.


Good condition 19th Jul 1994  12:30  by Bridgeman

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Twelve mile circular walk from Barbon. Ascent via Long Bank & descent via Castle Knott.

Calf Top Trig Point ©Bridgeman


Good condition 13th Sep 1988  15:41  by Clochandighter

FB Number: S5670  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Visited to record FB number. The pillar was completed in July 1949 costing 20.18s.3d. In 1950 this marker was computed for triangulation as secondary station SD47/9 in the Barrow-in-Furness block. Flush bracket S5670 was levelled for height also in 1950. this trig point was last maintained by the OS in June 1976. This top has been the subject of numerous RHB discussions disputing the exact height value of the summit.



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