692 Clougha

Tiny crystals sparkled in the gritstone as we climbed the rocky slopes of Clougha past Ice Age ravines that give the hill its name. Then reaching the Pike our reward was lunch in the heather overlooking the best view in Bowland, before a shooting track turned the descent into an easy stroll.

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LOCATION: Forest of Bowland
START: Rigg Lane, five miles north-east of M6 Junct 33, Birk Bank car park
Grid ref: SD526604 Postcode: LA2 9EP
DISTANCE: 5 miles
GRADE: Moderate, but with about 1000ft climb
TIME: 3.5 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - Forest of Bowland Landranger 97 & 102
REFRESHMENTS: Pack a flask
EN ROUTE: River Conder, David Lowery's Tower, Quernmore

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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