NY6875 : Trig pillar on Spy Crags

taken 10 years ago, near to Butterburn, Cumbria, Great Britain

Trig pillar on Spy Crags
Trig pillar on Spy Crags
Trigonometrical pillars formed the keystones of the Primary Retriangulation of Great Britain 1936-62 LinkExternal link . Latterly, they have been rendered redundant by the advent of satellite-based Geographical Positioning Systems. But they do still have value as landmarks to walkers hopelessly lost in cloud. This pillar stands on the summit of Spy Crags in a commanding position (as most of them did) overlooking the Irthing valley. Butterburn Flow, a large area of bog lies beyond. Beyond that again stands Churnsike Lodge NY6677, the white building on the edge of Wark Forest.
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NY6875, 25 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Monday, 28 January, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 30 January, 2008
Category
Trig Point   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 689 758 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:4.5782N 2:29.3175W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 689 758
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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