Kath and I had decided to climb Clougha Pike to try out my new walking boots and to get our weekly excercise on a bright clear and crisp winter's morning. It was bright and sunny as we left the car and headed onwards and upwards towards the summit of Clougha. Clougha is part of the Bowland area and enjoys extensive views over the Lancashire coastline and beyond to the mountains of the Lake District. It is a rocky little hill and is a little over one thousand feet high and is very popular with local walkers.
The walk went without any problems despite icy paths and tricky rocky sections towards the summit. We had our flasks of hot soup at the summit shelter and then headed down as the weather was beginning to change. Some snow flurries arrived to block out the view but didn't hamper the descent back to the car park. A very enjoyable walk to christen the new boots.