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Clougha Pike and Grit Fell

A leisurely walk (moorland) starting and finishing in Lancashire, England, about 9.99km (6.21 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 3:15. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 367m (1204ft)
Loss 422m (1384ft)
Max. Elevation 470m (1541ft)
Elevation (total) 789m (2588ft)
Start
Quernmore
End
Caton
Distance 9.99km
(6.21mi)
Duration ~3:15
Difficulty  
Leisurely
Car Free Walks TeamCreated by Timwoods on 01 Jan 2010
Clougha Pike, overlooking Lancaster, is a great introduction to the Forest of Bowland. This walk starts in the tiny village of Quernmore (a couple of buses leave for here each day from Lancaster) and takes you on to the hill and a brief tour of nearby Grit Fell, before descending to the village of Caton. There are more regular services from Caton, so make sure you end the walk here.

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Waypoints

OS Grid SD520591
Take the bus from Lancaster to Quernmore. They are fairly irregular, so an alternative for the super-fit is to start from Lancaster University and walk the couple of miles through the countryside to Quernmore.
Rowton Brook About 1.70 km (~1.06 miles) from
OS Grid SD536591
From Quernmore Post Office, take the road east and the footpath to Rowton Brook Farm. Carry on along Rowton Brook towards the access land around Rowton Brook Fell.
Clougha Pike About 0.76 km (~0.47 miles) from
OS Grid SD544595
Clough Pike is 413m high - not too bad, and a great place to look across towards Morecambe Bay. From the summit, head southeast towards Grit Fell.
Grit Fell About 1.47 km (~0.91 miles) from
OS Grid SD556587
This summit is 468m - from here, gaze east across the wild expanse of the Forest of Bowland.
Sweet Beck About 2.39 km (~1.49 miles) from
OS Grid SD550611
Head north back across the access land and join the footpath near Sweet Beck. The path continues east into Littledale.
Littledale Road About 1.27 km (~0.79 miles) from
OS Grid SD553623
The footpath joins the Littledale Road in Carr Wood. Follow this past New House Farm and continue into Caton.
Caton About 2.40 km (~1.49 miles) from
OS Grid SD541644
From Caton village, there are regular(ish) buses back to Lancaster and beyond. There ia also a good pub, the Station Hotel.

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