Grit Fell & Clougha – 8.25 mile – mostly circular walk – June 2013

Boggy paths on Grit Fell

Boggy paths on Grit Fell

Clougha is an area I have visited quite a bit because of its location – being so close to M6 at Lancaster. But today I wanted to find Andy Goldsworthy’s sculpture because I’ve always missed them.

We parked on Littledale Road where there are plenty of spaces, and made our way down the road by Cragg Wood. The path up to the access land is by a cottage and there is a footbridge over the ford.

From here the shooter’s track up to Grit Fell is very well made. Typically we managed to overshoot and then had to do some bog dodging up to Grit Fell.

After Clougha we chopped off a bit from our planned route and rejoined the shooter’s track to get back to the car. It was all downhill for a good while and we ended up jogging for a bit.





Grade Medium
Distance 8.25 miles
Time 4.5 hrs
Low Point Around 150 metres
High Point About 460 metres
Terrain Road, Shooting tracks, access land, farms.
Bogs Bad on Grit Fell towards Clougha – 1 mile. The rest was fine.
Dogs Not suitable

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Along this route

Baines Cragg, Cragg Wood, Andy Goldsworthy’s sculpture, Grit Fell, Clougha Pike, Clougha Scar, Little Windy Clough, Littledale Road
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