By Saturday we’d had enough decorating and headed north up the M6 to walk up Clougha Pike, which is the large hill to the east of Lancaster on the other side of the motorway. We parked just north of Quernmore and headed east up Windy Clough. Once we’d got to the northern end, in a moment of madness we went over Black Fell and headed around the summit of Clougha to Grit Fell.
The views of the moorlands we’re fantastic and the wildlife is showing all the signs that spring has finally arrived. We saw a lot of Grouse, in full breeding plumage and even saw a couple of house martins souring in the breeze. It’s amazing that this area used to supply millsotnes for the local area and there is even a broken one on top of the fell – image having to carve that only to have it break at the last moment!!!
This is Wendy at the summit of Grit, good views but tiny cairn (Wendy is only 5’1″ tall!). From here we made our way back north to the summit of Clougha Pike where Wendy took the rather fetching photo of me posing against the trig point (above). It was then all the way down the hill and back to the car. A great day out, and considering it was easter weekend, very quiet – we only saw 7 other people on the whole walk.