Clough Head via Fisher's Wife's Rake

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Wed 4 Apr 2007

Route: Wanthwaite - Hilltop Quarries - Fisher's Wife's Rake - Jim's Fold - Clough Head - Wanthwaite Bank - Hilltop Quarries - Wanthwaite

Distance: 4.00 miles

Ascent: 1,900ft

Time: 2 hours 20 minutes

With: On Own


A lovely evening walk with blue skies and no wind.

Fisher's Wife's Rake always looks steep and intimidating from below but the route I followed up it avoids the scree with a path to follow all the way. The route is named after the Fishers of Rake How. The husband cut the peat on the fellside above the crags and the wife hauled it down the rake upon a hand-sled!


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