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Clough Head
726m (2383ft)

The Eastern Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England

The summit of Clough Head is marked by an Ordnance Survey Trig Point.


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82nd highest in England,
141st in England & Wales

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Wainwright
(No. 75)

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103rd highest in England,
175th in England & Wales

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Walk Clough Head walking UK Mountains in The Eastern Fells The Lake District National Park Cumbria    England

Clough Head Summit

Photo: Peter Sykes

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Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Clough Head Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Clough Head

Claire Murray walked up Clough Head on July 31st, 2022 [from/via/route] Clough Head, Hart Side, Stybarrow Dodd & Watson's Dodd [with] Vitor

Sarah Moore climbed Clough Head on October 8th, 2022 [from/via/route] c239 / The Deepdale Round [with] On my own [weather] Variable - cooler as befits Autumn but the mist / rain came in a couple of times. Still loved it - Not sure about the ascent of Clough Head & walking back along the road felt a bit of a cop out - but a great walk & more peaks ticked off!

Michael Nolan bagged Clough Head on September 14th, 2022 [with] Morag [weather] lovely day - stupidly tried a shortcut alongside the rake....on point of asking to be rescued!

Christine Shepherd hiked Clough Head on October 27th, 2010 [from/via/route] I walked from Red Moss using walk c176. [with] On my own [weather] showery but bright - This was my second attempt to bag Clough Head. The first was aborted in mist. Didn't really enjoy the long walk in before the ascent; probably better with others to chat to. Climbed again on 31.07.20 on a gloriously sunny day using walk c239 Repeated walk c239 on 27.07.2022 but walked further along the Old Coach Road before climbing up to Clough Head via White Pike. This was a much clearer & easier path than the one from Mariel Bridge.

Caroline Winter summited Clough Head on April 15th, 2022 [from/via/route] Parked on road to Threlkeld mining museum, track past Setmabanning caravan park, direct line up , Clough Head, return to to Great Dodd & descent of Clough Head towards Matterdale [with] Becky [weather] Warm & windy - Good Friday walk. Road past Setmabanning did not seem to correspond to my old OS map. After this straight forward. Found the direct acsent to Clough Head quite tough going

Richard Marchant conquered Clough Head on September 16th, 2021 [from/via/route] I parked the car in St John's in the Vale & ascended Clough Head first via Wanthaite Bank from here carried on South along the ridge taking in Calfhow Pike, Great Dodd, Watson's Dodd, Stybarrow Dodd then down to Sticks Pass & up to Raise from here I back tracked down to Sticks Pass. I proceeded down to Stybeck Farm along the A591 & ascended High Rigg on the way back to the car. [with] By Myself. [weather] Light Cloud with a light Breeze to start with, then late morning the clouds broke & blessed with Sunny intervals - 6 Wainwrights Bagged today making my total to date climbed to 107 I have reached the halfway point today.

Clare Tait scaled Clough Head on July 25th, 2021 [from/via/route] From High Row car park taking in Clough Head [with] Charlie [weather] Warm, blue sky, great walking weather. Perfect. - No 64 Wainwright. Stayed in Glenridding & set off early as had been advised parking is limited. Set off at 8. Perfect! No boggy ground as it had dried out, only soft grass until the old coach road which went on seemingly for ever. The horseflies were evil though & Charlie got three bites!

Julie Hill walked up Clough Head on July 8th, 2021 [from/via/route] Dockray [with] Dave Hill & Isla [weather] Foggy

Richard Marshall climbed Clough Head on June 6th, 2021 [from/via/route] Deepdale Round [with] Steve and Roxy [weather] Cloudy/Sunny warm

Claire Kirk bagged Clough Head on October 17th, 2020 [from/via/route] Red Moss Car Park [with] Phil [weather] Very cloudy. Cold & windy to start

Adrian Howard hiked Clough Head on August 30th, 2013 [from/via/route] Hilltop farm, St John's in the Vale

David Butterfield summited Clough Head on November 24th, 2019 [from/via/route] Wanthwaite [weather] Mist

Stephen Batson conquered Clough Head on September 14th, 2019 [from/via/route] High Row [with] Clare [weather] Sunny intervals

Jill Dean scaled Clough Head on November 9th, 2019 [from/via/route] Dockray - with grez & dexter [with] Grez & dexter [weather] Fine but cold - Stayed at the royal at dockray

Andrew Johnson walked up Clough Head on October 2nd, 2019 [from/via/route] Bramcrag quarry [weather] Sunny weather

Kevin Foster climbed Clough Head on June 27th, 2019 [from/via/route] Great Dodd. [with] Henry. [weather] Sunny, very hot (Factor 50 sun screen essential). - Report to follow.

Craig Steeland bagged Clough Head on May 16th, 2019 [from/via/route] From car park near Dockray [with] With Sue [weather] Sunny, warm & dry

John Tippins hiked Clough Head on October 24th, 2018 [from/via/route] Started from car park near High Brow (near Dockray). Walk c239 from go4awalk.com [with] Solo [weather] Very windy with low cloud. Walking in cloud most of the day - poor visibility. By the end of the walk, when I was heading back to the start, the cloud had lifted - peaks were even visible , it was calm in the valleys & there were even patches of blue sky.

Martyn Howarth summited Clough Head on April 15th, 2019 [from/via/route] From Wanthwaite Bridge, traversing Red Screes & returning via White Pike & the Old Coach Road. [with] Angela Howarth (46), Matilda Howarth (9), Archie Howarth (7), William Howarth (74), Sue Leech. [weather] Overcast/hazy sunshine & breezy when exposed.

John Bryers has conquered Clough Head [from/via/route] Parked at Smaithwaite bridge walked ridge to top of High Rigg, down into St Johns church & across road up old coach road, through old quarry onto fell & up to top of Clough Head. [with] With Mya my faithful 11 year old Patterdale Terrier. [weather] Started out OK, but soon wind & rain became the norm! Ended up wet through after completing the St Johns Vale skyline.

Andrew Peate scaled Clough Head on August 7th, 2018 [from/via/route] From High Row car park along Old Coach Road using walk c239 [weather] Cloudy & misty to summit. Clear, sunny, hot later.

Christina Lander walked up Clough Head on June 4th, 2018 [from/via/route] High Row, Dockray - White Pike - Clough Head - Calfhow Pike - Great Dodd - Watson's Dodd - Stybarrow Dodd - Green Side - Hart Side - Birkett Fell - Dowthwaitehead - High Row [with] Dick [weather] Dry day & very still with mist on the tops most of the day

Simon Myerscough climbed Clough Head on January 22nd, 2006 [from/via/route] C239 [weather] Cold, 3 hours of dense cloud, long day! - disorientated at times!

Mark Davidson bagged Clough Head on June 29th, 2004 [with] Alone [weather] Mist on the tops

Simon Boddy hiked Clough Head on October 8th, 2017 [from/via/route] Red Moss [with] My girlfriend [weather] Sunny

Chris Sheard summited Clough Head on May 2nd, 2014 [from/via/route] From high row along coach road [with] George [weather] Super clear day with cool winds - Some paths lost but made own interesting if steep ascent

Leon Harvey conquered Clough Head on October 28th, 2016 [with] Solo

Nick Dobson scaled Clough Head on March 19th, 2016 [from/via/route] High Row along the old coach road then on to Great Dodd. [with] Margaret & Ralph [weather] Cold but dry with some occasional sun - The first 2 Wainwrights of 2016, not a bad day with stunning views of Blencathra, Skiddaw, & a magnificent western skyline.

Elaine Evans walked up Clough Head on May 20th, 2016 [from/via/route] From High Row via the old coach road to Mariel Bridge, then alongside the stream, heading towards Calfhow Pike, turning right at the end of the fence to ascend Clough Head. [with] Sue and Christine [weather] Rain soon after we set out, cleared to leave a day of sunshine & cloud but a cold wind was present for most of the day. - Long grassy slopes to reach the summit. Returned to car via Great Dodd.

Colin Egan climbed Clough Head on April 21st, 2016 [from/via/route] Ascent from Legburthwaite car park, around the back of Castle Crag, then direct up fell to Calfhow Pike then along ridge to summit of Clough Head [with] My wife Faith [weather] Warm & sunny, light winds - Car park had signs on it saying all the permissive paths at Thirlmere were closed, the effects of Storm Desmond rumbles on!! Castle Crag is also closed to climbers as it has a large crack at the back & there are fears that a bungalow sized lump will fall off!

David Watson bagged Clough Head on March 22nd, 2016 [from/via/route] Walk: c239 with slight variation on approach to Clough Head as per Walk 30 - High Level & Fell Walks. [weather] Cloudy with mist on the higher tops but otherwise fine. - The approach described by Vivienne Crow is much better than that in c239 & takes in White Pike en route.

Jon Mapp hiked Clough Head on March 5th, 2016 [from/via/route] C239 [with] Suzzanné, Caroline and Robin [weather] Cold, Windy, Snow, Whiteout - At times on the walk we had total whiteout - scary - SatMap GPS got us round

Clive Ward summited Clough Head on October 11th, 2015 [from/via/route] Wanthwaite Bridge, quarries, below Red Screes, Ckough Head, Rowantree Fold, Old Coach Road [with] Hazel [weather] Pretty good. Bit hazey, cloudy but OK

Tony Rogerson conquered Clough Head on February 21st, 2013 [from/via/route] Threlkeld Quarry & Old Coach Road [with] Helen & Max [weather] Sunny & cold - Snow/ice in places

David Fearn scaled Clough Head on August 20th, 2015 [from/via/route] From Dockray (Red Moss car park) walk c239 [with] Alone [weather] Cloudy but mist cleared to allow great views. - Walked From Red Moss Car park to Mariel Bridge then bagged Clough Head, continued on to Watsons Dodd, Great Dodd, Stybarrow Dodd & finally Hart Side.

Steve Frank walked up Clough Head on July 18th, 2015 [from/via/route] Troutbeck

Derek Parkin climbed Clough Head on July 26th, 2015 [from/via/route] St John in the Vale [with] Lynn Parkin

Wayne Baxter bagged Clough Head on April 5th, 2015 [from/via/route] Dockray, Clough Head, Watson Dodd, Stybarrow Dodd, Great Dodd, Dockray [with] Sue, Wendy & Trevor [weather] Very sunny & hot. A great day

Chris Bramley hiked Clough Head on February 8th, 2015 [from/via/route] Old coach road threkeld [with] Jacque, Blake, jan [weather] Cold but clear blue skys - Walked off the fell across high level path packed with snow

David Noble summited Clough Head on October 18th, 2014 [from/via/route] Dockray [with] Jack [weather] Heavy rain & wind 60 mph gusts

John Almond conquered Clough Head on May 5th, 2014 [from/via/route] go4awalk c239 The Deepdale Round - from Red Moss [weather] dry, some low cloud, windy

Keith Eastman scaled Clough Head on June 18th, 2014 [from/via/route] c239

Jacqui Smith walked up Clough Head on July 10th, 2014 [from/via/route] coach road [with] Graham [weather] Lovely sunny day

Harry Meijer climbed Clough Head on August 18th, 2014 [from/via/route] The Helvellyn Ridge Walk [with] The Lake District Walker

Kevin Parnham bagged Clough Head on May 18th, 2014 [from/via/route] From Dowthwaitehead,along old coach road [with] Jo [weather] Fine dry & sunny but windy - Stiff climb straight from old coach road

Christine Knowles hiked Clough Head on March 17th, 2014 [from/via/route] Wanthwaite Bridge [with] Graham [weather] Cloudy & very windy

Raymond Barnett summited Clough Head on December 26th, 2013 [from/via/route] main road [with] self [weather] misty some snow

Gill Watson conquered Clough Head on May 6th, 2013 [with] Gill

Anthony Scott scaled Clough Head on September 28th, 2013 [from/via/route] Red Moss car park [with] Anthony and Cookie [weather] Blue sky & warm

Denis Hoyle walked up Clough Head on August 31st, 2013 [from/via/route] St John's in the vale to Grasmere. [with] Steve and his brothers. [weather] Overcast & rain after leaving Helvellyn. - Exerlent views for most of the walk.

Dave Eyes climbed Clough Head on July 10th, 2011 [from/via/route] along the dodds - then down to threlkeld [with] Southport Fellwalkers - Gerry walk [weather] good views - some cloud

Darren Mortimer bagged Clough Head on August 25th, 2013 [from/via/route] Legburthwaite [with] Dermot Palmer [weather] Warm & sunny - Walking Fishers wifes rake is easy....getting to Clough Head isn't.

Charlie Housley hiked Clough Head on July 27th, 2013 [from/via/route] From Great Dodd via Calfhow Pike along the ridge route. [with] Solo. [weather] Perfect walking weather; warm, light cloud & a cooling breeze.

Phillip Bulley summited Clough Head on July 8th, 2013 [from/via/route] Sticks Pass, Stybarrow Dodd, Watson's Dodd, Great Dodd & Calfhow Pike [with] Judith and Toby the dog [weather] Sunny & hot!

Michael Smith conquered Clough Head on July 9th, 2013 [from/via/route] Dock ray [with] WKMW [weather] Hot

Dale Verrall scaled Clough Head on May 13th, 2010 [from/via/route] Dock ray [weather] Nice but windy

Iain Taylor walked up Clough Head on December 29th, 2010 [from/via/route] High Row (NY 38014 21885)

Paul Carmichael climbed Clough Head on October 20th, 2012 [from/via/route] c239 The Deepdale Round [with] Richard Oldham [weather] Typical Lakes

Tony Aspden bagged Clough Head on June 2nd, 2009 [from/via/route] Petterdale to Threlkeld [with] Andy [weather] Sunny intervals

Melanie Dunn, Adrian Roberts, Alex Jones, Matthew Thomas, Jenny Godfrey, Mike Walker, Louise Sandwith, Louis Smith, Linda Mckeogh, Paul Macey, Jo Dixon, Jonathan Tobin, Teresa Lowery, David Shaw, John Walter, David Laws, Elaine Grayson, Steven Woodroffe, Patricia Dilley, Simon Duerden, Paul Booth, David Hickin, Helen Marrs, Tracey Cordes, Trevor Williams, Paul Henderson, John Cuthbert, Chris Pople, Stephen Millington, Jeanette Coward, Ray O'hara, Libby Burns and Rebecca Hardy have all walked, climbed & bagged Clough Head.

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Clough Head

Clough Head from High Rigg

Clough Head from High Rigg

Photo: David Hayter (291)

Dodd (Skiddaw), Carl Side, Skiddaw and Lonscale Fell from Clough Head

Dodd (Skiddaw), Carl Side, Skiddaw and Lonscale Fell from Clough Head

Photo: Gerry Ball (24)

Whiteless Pike, Wandhope, Eel Crag, Hobcarton Pike and Grizedale Pike - with Causey Pike, Barrow (Newlands) and Derwent Water in the foreground from Clough Head

Whiteless Pike, Wandhope, Eel Crag, Hobcarton Pike and Grizedale Pike - with Causey Pike, Barrow (Newlands) and Derwent Water in the foreground from Clough Head

Photo: Gerry Ball (25)

Blencathra or Saddleback (left), Clough Head, Fisher's Wife's Rake, Calfhow Pike, Great Dodd, Watson's Dodd, Stybarrow Dodd, Raise (Helvellyn) and Helvellyn in the centre with a glimpse of Thirlmere (right) from the summit of High Rigg

Blencathra or Saddleback (left), Clough Head, Fisher's Wife's Rake, Calfhow Pike, Great Dodd, Watson's Dodd, Stybarrow Dodd, Raise (Helvellyn) and Helvellyn in the centre with a glimpse of Thirlmere (right) from the summit of High Rigg

Photo: Peter Crumpler (1)

Clough Head from Ard Crags

Clough Head from Ard Crags

Photo: David Hayter (84)

The large cairn on White Fell (Clough Head)

The large cairn on White Fell (Clough Head)

Photo: Jon Nuttalls (16)

Clough Head from Matterdale Common

Clough Head from Matterdale Common

Photo: David Hayter (241)

Blencathra (or Saddleback) from Clough Head

Blencathra (or Saddleback) from Clough Head

Photo: Gerry Ball (26)

Clough Head and the Dodds from Little Mell Fell

Clough Head and the Dodds from Little Mell Fell

Photo: David Hayter (204)

Watson's Dodd, Great Dodd and Clough Head and Dockray from Gowbarrow Fell (Airy Crag)

Watson's Dodd, Great Dodd and Clough Head and Dockray from Gowbarrow Fell (Airy Crag)

Photo: Stephen Collins (40)

Clough Head, Fisher's Wife's Rake, Calfhow Pike, Great Dodd, Watson's Dodd, Stybarrow Dodd, Raise (Helvellyn) and Helvellyn from the summit of High Rigg

Clough Head, Fisher's Wife's Rake, Calfhow Pike, Great Dodd, Watson's Dodd, Stybarrow Dodd, Raise (Helvellyn) and Helvellyn from the summit of High Rigg

Photo: Peter Crumpler (2)

White Fell (Clough Head) from Clough Head

White Fell (Clough Head) from Clough Head

Photo: Jon Nuttalls (17)

Clough Head from High Rigg

Clough Head from High Rigg

Photo: Mark Jolley (3)

The North Western Fells (far left distance), Carl Side, Skiddaw and Lonscale Fell (centre left), Great Calva (centre) and Belncathra or Saddleback, Bannerdale Crags and Souther Fell (centre right) and the shoulder of Clough Head (far right) from the summit of High Rigg

The North Western Fells (far left distance), Carl Side, Skiddaw and Lonscale Fell (centre left), Great Calva (centre) and Belncathra or Saddleback, Bannerdale Crags and Souther Fell (centre right) and the shoulder of Clough Head (far right) from the summit of High Rigg

Photo: Peter Crumpler (3)

Blencathra or Saddleback (left, in the distance) and Clough Head (right) above Legburthwaite from Raven Crag (Thirlmere)

Blencathra or Saddleback (left, in the distance) and Clough Head (right) above Legburthwaite from Raven Crag (Thirlmere)

Photo: Rob Barklamb (38)

Clough Head summit trig point and wind break

Clough Head summit trig point and wind break

Photo: Jon Nuttalls (18)

Clough Head, Calfhow Pike, Great Dodd and Watson's Dodd from Castlerigg in the snow

Clough Head, Calfhow Pike, Great Dodd and Watson's Dodd from Castlerigg in the snow

Photo: Karen Clutton (1)

Clough Head and The Dodds from Blencathra (or Saddleback).

Clough Head and The Dodds from Blencathra (or Saddleback).

Photo: Liz Halpin (6)


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