|Clough Head seen from High Rigg|
Prominence: 108m (354ft)
Region: Eastern Fells
Classifications: HuMP, Hewitt, Nuttall, Wainwright, Birkett
Summit feature: OS pillar and shelter
Times climbed: 1
Related trip report:
Clough Head & The Dodds - 04/10/2014
|The trig pillar and shelter atop Clough Head|
"Contrary to the usual pattern if 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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