Peak District Trig Point List
Ever wondered how many trig points are in the Peak District? This blog post has a Peak District trig point map and list of the 88 trig points in the Peak District. We’re taking part in the Peak District trig point challenge so this post is a record of our Peak District trig bagging, and links to the trig point walks we have done. This Peak District trig point list will be updated as we do the walks, so keep checking back!
The Peak District is a beautiful place to explore, and is littered with trigonometrical (trig) points. These are pillars which were used by the Ordnance Survey for mapping and suchlike, but with the rise of technology many of them are obsolete. Some have been adopted and are used by hikers as waypoints and navigation aids. Some other people just like to see them! They’re usually located in beautiful places, so walking out to these trig pillars is an excuse to see the beautiful Peak District countryside. We’re lucky to live close to the Dark Peak so have started our challenge there. Here’s a list of the Peak District trig points with walking routes to help you tick them off your list. There are over 6000 trig points in the UK but there are 88 in the Peak District, so there’s probably a trig point near you.
Map of Peak District Trig Points
This map of the Peak District trig points will show you which are close together and help you plan your routes. Use this trig point map to discover trig points walks near you.
Here is our list of Peak District trig points. If the link is pink there is a walking route which will pass by the trig point and help you tick it off your list. For some of the private ones we just went as near as we could get – you could always check who to ask permission from to bag it properly. Check the list to find trig point walks near you!
Walks with Trig Points in the Peak District
Trig points marked with * are on private land and are not accessible without landowners permission. Please don’t trespass!
Here are some Peak District walks with trig points for you, or you can use the search function on the right hand side of the page (below if on mobile) to find a trig point walk near you:
- Stanage Edge Circular Walk – taking in High Neb trig point, White Path Moss trig point, Stanage Pole and Higger Tor
- The Roaches and Hen Cloud Circular Walk – taking in Gun Moor trig point, The Roaches trig point, Hen Cloud, Ramshaw Rocks and Merryton Low trig point
- Aldermans Hill to Broadstone Hill Trig Point Walk – Dovestone Reservoir to Broadstone Hill trig point and the Pots and Pans Monument
- Dovestone Reservoir to Alphin Pike Circular Walk
- Axe Edge Trig Point and Three Shires Head Walk via Cheeks Hill, Oliver Hill and Axe Edge
- Bakewell to Lees Moor with Calton Pastures and Noton Barn Trig Point
- Castleton, Mam Tor and The Great Ridge Walk
- Back Tor and Lost Lad Circular Walk
- Corbar Hill, Black Edge and Combs Head Circular Walk
- Mini Edale Skyline Circular Walk via Rushup Edge, Brown Knoll trig point, Edale Moor trig point, Lose Hill and Mam Tor trig point
- Mount Famine, South Head and Chinley Churn Walk – this walk goes near the Chinley Churn trig point but only close by.
- Ecton Hill, Revidge and Wetton Hill Walk
- Cock Hill Trig Point Circular Walk
- Britland Edge Hill and Dead Edge End Walk
- Crowden to Featherbed Moss Trig Point
- Lantern Pike Circular Walk via Lantern Pike trig point and Harry Hut trig point
- Crowden to White Low and Hey Edge
- Bleaklow to Higher Shelf Stones Circular Hike via the B29 OverExposed plane crash site on Bleaklow
- Hayfield to Kinder Scout Circular Walk via Kinder Low trig point and The Edge trig point
- Foxlow Edge, Shining Tor and Cats Tor Circular Walk via Errwood Hall ruins
- Shutlingsloe Circular Walk via Whetstone Ridge
- Cooks Study Hill and Snailsden Pike End
- South Nab Trig Point and Windleden Reservoirs
- Sunset at West Nab Trig Point
- Flask Edge and White Edge
Not all of the points on this Peak District trig point list are summits in the Peak District, and for me to keep a record of that I have a Peak Bagging checklist on the go as well which you can check out. It’s a bit confusing with not all summits having trigs and not all trigs being on summits, but I like to be organised! We’ve also seen other trig points but they don’t count towards this challenge if they’re not on this list. We are also taking part in the Peak District Ethels challenge, climbing all 95 of the Ethels in the Peak District.
The Peak District Trig Challenge is a great way to get outside and explore the amazing scenery of the Peak District. More often than not these trig points are at summits which will give you amazing views on a clear day. Will you be getting out and exploring?