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Thursday, 16 August 2012

High Point

This week's Sky Watch takes you to one of the high points around Ashton - the summit of Brown Edge, which overlooks Mossley.

This is the highest point on the ridge between Ashton and Mossley and the concrete object is a triangulation pillar, or "trig point" which was used in the making of maps until the recent arrival of satellite technology. It is a good spot to come to be closer to the sky!

The view is looking south-eastwards, right over Mossley to the Pennine outposts of Noonsun Hill, Alphin Pike and Buckton Moor. Out of sight to the right is a view past hartshead Pike over Ashton towards Manchester. Behind the photographer the view is towards Oldham.

Sky Watch is a regular weekly feature on this photo blog. It links with websites all over the world with the general theme each week of looking upwards. Please take the opportunity to visit some of these other sites. I hope some new visitors have found their way here today, watching the skies!


  1. Beautiful view from the hilltop. Good to know those are called Trig points as well. I geocache and here in the US we have "Benchmarks" which are often mounted metal discs for surveyors mapping use . The fun things we learn here on Skywatch! Thanks for sharing.

  2. What a lovely view, beautiful sky and photo!

  3. Great sky watch entry!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  4. I might never have known about what this triangular object was for if I had come across it! Great view in macro mode....

  5. Congrats on the picture, impressive panorama.


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