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trig point

n
(Surveying) an informal name for triangulation station Also called (Austral and NZ): trig
[from trigonometric]
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The trig point at the top is quite the viewpoint, looking down the west coast of Harris and towards the Uists.
Vandals have attacked the information trig point at the famous Coombe Hill beauty spot- destroying the structure and stealing the brass information plaque.
9 The steps start curving round to your left, follow them round and you'll reach the summit trig point.
These days you can take an underground tour or test yourself with a trig point challenge where you climb to the highest point on the 2500-acre countryside estate.
Right outside the cottage was the highest spot in the area - a 1,384ft high trig point which I managed to climb twice, despite high winds and being five months pregnant.
Its elevated position had lead the Ordnance Survey to set up a trig point on the roof for triangulation and during the war it was the perfect spot for the Royal Observer Corps to look out for enemy planes from.
Hopefully, they basked in sunshine as they surveyed the stunning panorama at the trig point as we did, when we retraced their steps to mark the 150th anniversary of Leonard's birth.
The first summit you come to has a trig point but the true peak, just a few feet higher, is across a small dip.
The trip to the trig point on Cadair Berwyn''s lower north summit is straightforward.
But for a more interesting walk turn right towards a trig point instead.
Cleeve Hill highlights (clockwise from top left): calm before the storm - a deserted Prestbury Park awaits the start of the festival; the trig point marking the highest spot on Cleeve Hill; Cleeve Lodge stables, previously the base of trainers Owen O'Neill and Bill Marshall
The summit is marked by a trig point, where the northern face of Craig Cerrig-gleisiad can be viewed.