Saturday, 1 July 2000

Clough Head

Clough Head
Height: 789m (2,589ft)
Prominence: 108m (354ft)
Region: Eastern Fells
Classifications: HuMP, Hewitt, Nuttall, Wainwright, Birkett
Summit feature: OS pillar and shelter
Times climbed: 2
Related trip reports:
Hart Side, The Dodds & Clough Head - 29/10/2017
Clough Head & The Dodds - 04/10/2014
A trig pillar marks the top
What Wainwright said:

"Contrary to the usual pattern of the Helvellyn fells, Clough Head displays its crags to the east and grassy slopes to the east. These crags form a steep, continuous, mile-long wall above St. John's in the Vale, with one breach only where a walker may safely venture".

Clough Head marks the northern end of the main ridge of the Helvellyn range. Its name means hill-top above the ravine. On its western side, the fell displays a dark mass of rocky crags and a deep-set rocky ravine, the source of the fell's name.

The summit is marked by an Ordnance Survey triangulation column and a wind shelter. It provides a good view of Blencathra to the north, and a wide, all-round view, broken only by Great Dodd.

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