Along the River Conder

Along the River Conder

Birk Bank Car Park is a great starting point for exploring Clougha Pike

I’m really quite fond of the entire Clougha area, not just the fell top but all the surrounding access land.  Generally the Forest of Bowland is boggy affair, without much rock, many fells are just peat bogs and heather.  Clougha Access Area is different.  Indeed Birk Bank Car Park is the entrance to an old quarry.

Last year I walked around the northern area of the fell a couple of times, after parking on Littledale Road.  And I have walked up to Clougha Pike top many times, so today the plan was to join the two areas up with a short walk around the River Conder and the old quarry.

The car park was empty when we arrived at 9ish and it was full when got back to the car before 11, so this place is obviously no secret.

Distance 2.2 miles
Time 1.5 hr
Low Point About 100 metres
High Point About 150 metres
Terrain Road and good tracks
Bogs A bit muddy in places
Dogs NO DOGS allowed
Estimated Calories burned 250 cal

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Along this route

Birk Bank Car Park, Rigg Lane, Rushy Lee, River Conder, Ottergear Bridge, Ottersgear, Birk Bank, Disused Quarry