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TP2465 - Cow Close Fell
 
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Condition :
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Flush Bracket :
S5618
OSGB36 Station :
SD96/5
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP2465
County :
North Yorkshire
Nearest town :
BARNOLDSWICK

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Cow Close FellSD96/5SD96S005388452.52472794.88624.2302PILLAR01/06/1951201/06/1951N0

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There are 47 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 1788th with 20 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.54/10 (from 65 logged visits)
Was First logged: 28th Oct 1988
Was Last logged: 22nd May 2017

Of the 65 logged visits,
12 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 108m
The average error was 37m
1 was exact

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Good condition 22nd May 2017  10:50  by sheepsocks

FB Number: S5618  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

From Litton, at first on track west from village going diagonally up fell, then beeline for the summit going up the west side of wall that roughly points at the trig. Boggy area around pillar fairly dry as lack of rain recently. Several golden plover peeping at us as we went past..


trig and golden plover


Good condition 20th Apr 2017  11:35  by Hands

Gridref: SD 88454 72796   FB Number: S5618  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Condition-Good with exposed foundations Cap-Original SH-All Open FB~70 From Blasmire Close Followed Pennine Way up Fountains Fell and along wall using two gates and crossing the fence adjacent to Trig. Which is situated amidst eroded peat Hags and Groughs, Views include Pen-y-Ghent and Fountains Fell, Return NW along wall to pick up the Littondale Track

H and S at the trig ©Hands


Good condition 15th Mar 2017  11:45  by Paulus66

Gridref: SD 88400 72800   FB Number: S5618  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Walked up the Pennine Way and across and along the wall from the Stainforth - Littondale road. Back straight down the wall to the track from Littondale. Weather turned out better than forecast and the walk not too boggy ! Trig still standing despite considerable peat erosion. Great views of Pen-y-Ghent.


Good condition 23rd Oct 2016  00:00  by dogwalking

Gridref: SD 88453 72796   FB Number: S5618  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

parked at SD88431 69084 beware of soft ground then up pennine way then follow wall right to gap in wall at SD87247 72021 then follow wall all way to pillar avoid short cuts as ground very moist bit of a slog


Good condition 21st Jun 2016  16:23  by sykesfamily

FB Number: S5618  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Last of 5 trigs on a 20 mile circuit from Litton to Firth Fell to Horse Head to Cosh Outside to Pen-Y-Ghent to Cow Close Fell. Moody clouds all day but no rain and few people about.

Cow Close Fell Trig ©sykesfamily
Cow Close Fell Flush Bracket ©sykesfamily


Good condition 15th Jun 2016  21:03  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S5618  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

The third of a marathon walk. Heading to the top from the track to the North came across another lone set of footprints in the peat. Left to follow ridge SW and forth pillar at Knowe Fell.


Good condition 18th Jul 2015  09:47  by srichy20

Gridref: SD 88455 72791   FB Number: S5618  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10




Good condition 23rd Jun 2015  00:00  by Rupertal

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

Still upright wonder how long for!


Good condition 11th Jun 2015  13:22  by Historian

FB Number: S5618  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Walked up from Dale Head via Fountans Fell. Delightfully dry underfoot.

©Historian


Good condition 10th Jun 2015  10:00  by chrisbombington

Gridref: SD 88453 72795   FB Number: S5618  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

PW from Blishmire spent some time exploring Fountains Fell (mine shafts. summits. the tarn) before the trudge over to Darnbrook Fell and the perched Trig on Cow Close Fell what a sight it is well worth the effort, took easy route back down the fence line to join the excellent track coming up from Litton. number 2 of 3 for today

Perched Trig


Good condition 29th May 2015  12:00  by Pritch227

FB Number: S5618  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

from litton up the fp then veered off up the slope,over a wall and a low wire fence at the top,pillar soon seen high up among the peat bogs.best pillar of my week,saw an owl and a deer up here,great views for miles!on the way down found a convenient gap onto the fp cutting out the need to climb any walls.

©Pritch227


Good condition 18th Apr 2015  15:10  by coinea

Gridref: SD 88453 72796   FB Number: S5618  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Good condition 18th Apr 2015  14:59  by Clochandighter

Gridref: SD 88455 72794   FB Number: S5618  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 8th September 1949 costing 40.2s.10d (40.14). Computed as secondary triangulation station SD96/5 within the Skipton block during 1951. Levelled for height in 1953. Last maintained by the OS in July 1976. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from the west. Ample parking by sides of unfenced road around SD852723. Followed the Pennine Way to SD868719. Then followed quad tracks and boggy paths by walls along the NT boundary all the way to the pillar which stands around 15m north of boundary fence. Column in good condition but base exposed by over one metre due to peat erosion. Spider retains original OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces east, ~80. All four sight holes open, pillar bolt photographed.

S5618 - Cow Close Fell & GRP
S5618 - Cow Close Fell pillar & FB


Good condition 22nd Sep 2014  14:16  by stignest

FB Number: S5618  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

its on a stalk!! nothing quite as graphic as peat erosion. trig sits on a concrete plug a good 3 feet above the ground. walked over from rainscar and visited fountains fell too. mine shafts. beware!


Good condition 26th Jul 2014  13:14  by paulxtr

FB Number: S5618  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Followed the Pennine Way up Fountains Fell then the wall across to the trig. The bogs are almost completely dried up at the moment which made for an easy journey.

Cow Close Fell ©paulxtr


Good condition 26th Jun 2014  13:08  by Earby Rambler

FB Number: S5618  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Walked up from Horton in Ribblesdale Station on day off,gave it a 10 due to the arduous Hike up & the views stood on the top of concrete plinth.Don't think I have ever been so glad to reach a trig,just glad I didn't try to do it in winter.I had a well deserved pint of Somersby cider in the Golden Lion before catching train home.

Trig
Panoramic towards Pen-Y-Ghent
Panoramic towards Great Whernside


Good condition 3rd Aug 2013  15:06  by pendlelill

Gridref: SD 88457 72790   FB Number: S5618  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

from penyghent along pw to top of fountains fell then along wall, not too boggy. base exposed for about 4 foot. original plug, you have to climb up to see it! next stop knowe fell

trigg looking towards penyghent©pendlelill


Good condition 1st Jul 2013  16:23  by jamiekeighley

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

Parked in Litton and walked up bridleway, then up Wilson's Pasture. Quite steep and over rough ground which was boggy in places. Interesting summit.

©jamiekeighley


Good condition 2nd Jun 2013  11:10  by redDragon

FB Number: S5618  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Climbed straight up from Litton alongside walls, easy grass slopes. Ground was dry today, so no bogs. Base is rather exposed.


Good condition 1st Apr 2013  10:29  by sykesfamily

FB Number: S5618  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

A hard slog through deep snow directly up Cow Close Fell from Litton. Freezing temperatures but fantastic views of Pen-Y-Ghent lit up by the sun.

Cow Close Fell Trig Standing alone with Pen-Y-Ghent lit up in the background©sykesfamily
Cow Close Fell Flush Bracket ©sykesfamily
Cow Close Fell ©sykesfamily


Good condition 22nd Sep 2012  12:28  by blackboot29

FB Number: S5618  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Second trig today on 9 mile circ walk. Trig stands on raised base surrounded by peat.


Good condition 16th Apr 2012  13:45  by slateloose

Gridref: SD 88400 72700   FB Number: S5618  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Great Views. Trig still upright.


Good condition 25th Feb 2012  14:32  by mntainman

FB Number: S5618  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Also known as Darnbrook Fell


Good condition 16th Jan 2012  10:00  by DanTrig

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

Bagged on a 12 mile walk taking in Darnbrook and Fountains Fell, great views on perfectly frosty morning, all bogs were frozen.

A Little Cold Up Here! ©DanTrig


Good condition 20th Apr 2011  13:50  by wanderer

FB Number: S5618  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

From Pen y Ghent via Pennine Way and along the wall. Easier than expected.


Good condition 12th Feb 2011  16:59  by painterman61

FB Number: S5618  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Went up pw path to top of fountains fell,long slog through many bogs,Trig is 12 ft in the air,all its footings are exposed due to peat errosion,this one could topple in next few years.Trig in vgc with original plug all sight holes open centre stud on view.This one feels very remote fine views,make sure your boots are watertight and buy some gaiters if venturing to this one!This fell is also known as Darnbrook fell and is a Nuttall.

The trig ©painterman61
The trig ©painterman61
Original plug ©painterman61
centre bolt ©painterman61
fb ©painterman61
The trig ©painterman61


Not Logged 22nd Jan 2011  00:00  by Sprog

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


Good condition 1st Nov 2010  14:07  by PeteBoggs

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

Followed PW path up side of Fountains Fell then slogged through a massive series of bogs.Never greeted a trig so warmly - base badly eroded

©PeteBoggs
©PeteBoggs


Good condition 5th Sep 2010  14:10  by Andy West

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


Not Logged 10th Jul 2010  20:56  by ramblingbadgers

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

Walked across from Fountains Fell. Exposed base was different.


Good condition 3rd Oct 2009  00:00  by bogdodger

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


Good condition 12th Jul 2009  15:06  by Keith Stevens

FB Number: S5618  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

From Knowe Fell via Fountains Fell in a monsoon. Up to my thigh in a bog twice. Made the mistake of not keeping to the wall, trying to cross direct to the pillar from the SW. Don't do it. Left SE to the lane, again through many bogs. They call it summer! Trig balanced on pillar of exposed concrete. Another few years of peat erosion will see it topple

Looking at Great Whernside


Good condition 2nd May 2009  14:30  by CJO

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

serious erosion at base


Good condition 1st Apr 2009  12:25  by Phil Clayton

FB Number: S5618  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Date is most recent of five visits, first 4.8.78. Always known it as Darnbrook Fell.


Good condition 26th Mar 2009  14:57  by Marramintar

Gridref: SD 88400 72800   FB Number: S5618  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

trig raised on mound of concrete to keep it above peat bogs, another misnaming... this is Darnbrook Fell

Darnbrook Fell Darnbrook Fell


Good condition 21st Mar 2009  15:36  by Father Ted

FB Number: S5618  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

The mose exposed base I have ever seen I think. Came over from Fountains Fell. Wish I had taken note of MacHawks map before I left home. There is a very enthusiastic stone wall builder in the area who leaves no gaps and puts in few ggates or stiles. Made it eventually without disturbing his or her work. Took the decent to the north west eventually joining the track and then heading west back to the car.


Good condition 24th Jan 2009  13:15  by splash

FB Number: S5618  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

First hill of the day was Fountains Fell in the snow. Trogged through the snow along the ridge to this trig. it stands a bit higher than the surrounding hill side which has washed away around its base. Views would of been better if the cloud had risen a bit more.


Good condition 30th Nov 2008  15:08  by cleggs-leggs

FB Number: S5618  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

A good walk from Fountains Fell in snowy conditions. The Trig is high up on an exposed plinth, evidence of the hill eroding around it. Couldnt see top of trig.

Last of the evening light from the trig point ©cleggs-leggs


Good condition 8th Nov 2008  10:10  by Lone Walker

FB Number: S5618  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

A fine pillar on large exposed plinth, which makes it difficult to photograph the spider, which is still intact. Low cloud, wind and rain made for a short visit only and no views at all today. Great lonely location, a little way off the beaten track.


Good condition 3rd Nov 2008  11:48  by sykesfamily

FB Number: S5618  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Walked directly up Wilson's Pasture and Cow Close Fell to reach the trig ... the only 6ft trig I've ever visited. Good views of Littondale and Halton Gill.

Cow Close Fell Trig Pen-Y-Ghent in the background©sykesfamily
Cow Close Fell Flush Bracket ©sykesfamily


Good condition 20th Jun 2008  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S5618  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

vgc, metal cap, deep letters. Pillar on 1m concrete column left behind when the peat tide went out. Nice view. Nice patch of Mossy Saxifrage a little way N of summit at edge of peaty area. From NE, track W, gate, pasture. Started at 2130, trig in daylight, back before dark - isnt midsummer wonderful!


Good condition 25th Jul 2007  14:00  by peebs

FB Number: S5618  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10


Good condition 25th May 2007  13:00  by MAC.HAWK

FB Number: S5618  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Hiked over from/to Settle via Knowe Fell and passing the Pennine Way on Fountains Fell. Ok view, pictures of trig speak for themselves. If coming from Fountains Fell there's no need to wall jump as there are gates to climb that avoid this - see attached map section. Very moist route today. It's Darnbrook Fell really. No cars, on foot!

Gates at marked positions


Good condition 30th Aug 2006  00:00  by caroleengel

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


Good condition 26th Aug 2006  12:20  by asbown

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

nice walk over fountains fell from the trig on knowe fell keeping to the high ground all the way. the base of this trig is very exposed.


Good condition 3rd Jun 2006  13:00  by Rob

FB Number: S5618  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

©Rob
©Rob


Good condition 8th May 2006  10:48  by sykesfamily

FB Number: S5618  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Visited the trig via the Malham Tarn side Pennine Way track. Lovely day if a little windy.

Cow Close Fell Trig My first 8 foot tall trig!©sykesfamily
Cow Close Fell Flush Bracket ©sykesfamily


Good condition 7th Apr 2006  13:15  by theblack

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

A good climb from Malham on the Pennine Way, views of Great Whernside, Buckden Pike, Pen-y-ghent. Pillar in good condition but foundations completely exposed.

Darnbrook Fell Trig with Great Whernside behind ©theblack


Not Logged 28th Mar 2006  13:26  by Chalky

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


Good condition 16th Jan 2005  11:00  by weekender

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

RW, PWinskill, MWard


Good condition 4th Sep 2004  13:30  by ted

FB Number: S5618  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Darnbrook Fell. Plug intact, all sighting holes open; perched on the base with surrounding peat completely eroded. Cloud down - no views.

trig
trig
FB and upper surface mark


Good condition 27th Jun 2004  12:15  by Keefley

FB Number: S5618  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Not Logged 1st Mar 2004  21:49  by stonestreaker

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

also known as darnbrook fell, I remember thet but not the number! as I remember, the trig is on a peat island


Good condition 24th Oct 2003  11:45  by dugswell2

FB Number: S5618  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Done while bagging Darnbrook Fell.


Good condition 13th Jul 2003  12:48  by amblerbob

FB Number: S5618  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

From Litton on a warm, sunny day.


Good condition 19th Oct 2002  00:00  by Bramley

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


Good condition 11th Apr 2002  12:00  by lonesome_cowboy_burt

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

Up via the Pennine Way north of Fountains Fell. Surprisingly dry underfoot.


Not Logged 29th Aug 2000  16:49  by rhayader_wanderer

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

Historic log


Good condition 14th Sep 1999  14:30  by Marshsand

FB Number: S5618  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Visited on the "Nuttall" Pen-y-Ghent walk (12.4).


Good condition 24th Sep 1998  15:44  by sleepwalker

FB Number: S5618  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Walked across from Pen-y-ghent.


Good condition 11th Jul 1996  00:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: S5618  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Base badly eroded.


Not Logged 4th Jun 1995  15:09  by manonabike

Gridref: SD 88400 72700   FB Number: S5618  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Good condition 7th Mar 1993  13:30  by Aye Jimmy

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

From Litton. Trig perched high above the peat on plinth but seems solid.

Cow Close Fell The TP. Hill aka Darnbrook Fell.


Good condition 2nd Sep 1990  15:35  by fasgadh

FB Number: S5618  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

I remember the bogs too... Darnbrook Fell, an obscure deviation from the Pennine Way. Probably busier now thanks to "the book" (Nuttall & Nuttall)


Good condition 28th Oct 1988  14:45  by arranc

Gridref: SD 88400 72700   FB Number: S5618  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Over wet hags to top. Pillar on block of concrete 3' above the surrounding peat. Close to P W.



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