This is a personal blog mainly to do with hillwalking things but with other stuff as well.....maybe the odd rant..
Tuesday, 21 September 2010
Calf Top Not 2000 Feet High
Just thought I’d mention this as I’m re-bagging the Yorkshire dales 2000 foot tops. Those hill-bagging height surveyors who recently measured Tryfan and Glyder Fach and so on, have just published some results concerning the height of Calf Top. calf Top is just to the left of Barbon and, whilst it isn’t technically in the Yorkshire Dales, it is in the Pennines next to Great Coum and not far from the Howgills, so if it turned out to be 2000 feet high, then I’d have to bag it. As it happens, i bagged it earlier this year, but never mind that – stop being so pedantic. Anyway, following the resurvey, the OS have accepted the results and , in future, calf Top will appear on new OS maps with a height of 610 metres. Justaminnit – I hear you exclaim… 610 metres is 2000 feet! Yes it is. But it’s been rounded up. Apparently, they take averages and use horrible things like probabilities and statistics and things with Numbers. And calf Top is probably just under 2000 feet by a couple of millimetres. 13/16ths of an inch, to be probably fairly precise. So its not a Nuttall/Hewitt. And I don’t have to bag it again. I don’t have to, but its rather a nice hill, so I might anyway. Just so that when you see the new height on your new map, you won’t do anything rash. The results and survey report are in http://www.hill-bagging.co.uk/
I am a retired NHS Personnel person. All I do nowadays is walk about.
I used to have my pet dog Bruno with me (in the front page pic). he was Superdawg but he died. Now I have Lucky the pup. He's a bit like Bruno, only smaller and more suspicious.