Posts Tagged ‘toposcope’

The toposcope up Flinter Gill

November 14, 2015

I like toposcopes and am pleased to have picked up an English name for them. I have tended to give them their French name of ‘table d’orientation’.

On a recent holiday we clambered (a stony footpath, not a mountain climb) up Flinter Gill from Dent. On a convenient knoll near the top, a toposcope had been erected. It gave the distances to mountain peaks along with their heights.

We’d have liked better weather, but you take what you get in mid-October.

image002There it is – a neat stone built little structure with a metal plate marked with the places fixed on top.

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It just needs a person looking at it.

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