The gentler grassy slopes of Clough Head's eastern side exhibit no resemblance to the imposing, perhaps off putting western flank that motorists see as they glance across from the busy A66. If your first ascent of Clough Head is from its western side, what you find when you get up here is not what you expect at all, , unless you've already seen some photos on here of course. Two other good examples of fells which have contrasting sides like this are Illgill Head and Arthur's Pike.
Sticking with an east west split, I should point out that despite appearances, there are actually a few routes up the western face. The most exhilarating of them being the Fishers Wife's Rake route, which I have walked but haven't detailed on here (yet). The life preserving thing to do on this side of the fell is to stick to the paths !!
There may be a notable lack of paths on the eastern side, but for those of us with a liking for walking off path, this is somewhere you can simply strike out in any direction you wish. The foremost hazard on this side of the fell is that you'll more than likely end up with wet feet.