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Name:Ben Clach
Hill number:24
Height:533m / 1749ft
RHB Section:26B: Central Scotland from Dumbarton to Montrose
Donald area:Glen Artney Hills
County/UA:Perth and Kinross (UA)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Dodd (500-599m), Donald Dewey, Yeaman
Grid ref:NN 75932 15228
Summit feature:no feature: ground on S edge of small shallow depression
Col:303m  NN740134  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 57
(1:25k) OL47W 368W
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 147 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From B827, NN780151, along wet ATV track, over bridge over large burn, to where track descends into Corriebeagh Burn. From here a few an tx, presumably made by those surviving being blown up, eased passage direct for summit for 100m through tussocks, but then the inevitable exasperating tussock dodging until a ramp of short grass led up R, then L over tough heather et al to rounded summit, marked by a broken stick. Back same way as everywhere else was foul tussocks.Isbjorn18/03/2019
From Glen Artney car park up Beinn Odhar and one way traverse over the higher hump summit, circuitous route to cross streams and up onto the TuMPs of Beinn Clack, the summit and the outlying NE lower TuMPs and 5 mile walk back along road in the dark. All high summits in cloud.vegibagger17/11/2018
From Tigh-na-Blair (kindly farmer let me park in his yard) to Little Hill, then Ben Clach (north top) and Ben Clach (proper) following myriad sheep tracks, deer tracks and vehicle tracks. Saved an upended, worse-for-wear ram from death on the way down.summitter05/10/2018
2 of 4: From B827 at P234: 780152ChrisR09/02/2018
From layby on B827 at start of track to Glen Artney. Followed faint and boggy ATV track over a footbridge across first stream until it dropped down to a second stream, then headed uphill towards summit. Returned by same route.PaulineD02/02/2018
From layby at 780151, along track to river, then straight up. Ok at this time of year, but probably thick bracken later on. The ditch/stream just south of the layby is quite deep but there is a bridge on the track.daviemore15/04/2017
Weather fair with snow on ground.MountainMac14/01/2017
There isn't really a parking space by the track to Tigh na Blair, apart from on private land beside the track. We walked up that track and then across the bridge.Pete R07/01/2017
From track end at Tigh na Blair. Short 90min up and down walk over fields and heather slopes...frozen turf made easy going. One of the best view points for the Munros Ben Vorlich and Stuc a'ChroinN.Morters27/11/2016
From B 827, with mora. be sure you find the bridge at nn 779 148. very wet area.BLACKHILL25/10/2016
With Dugswell largely following AD's assent route I presume.Smudge16/04/2016
Path most of the way from North Top alongside grouse butts then easy heather near summit, back down same way to pick up track to Tigh na Blair where the locals were having a fireworks party (at lodge not main house).alda01/01/2016
Up via the farm track and bridge. No wet feet!jenx19/12/2015
Parked at road end of track to Tigh na Blair w Jenx. Past farm and easy fell to summit.nordicstar19/12/2015
Heavy rain meant the burn to the east was 4' deep & too wide to jump, so abandoned soggy attempts to approach from the B827 and went round to north instead, parked at NN 74466 18036. Red flags all gone. Anti-clockwise Cnoc nan Oighreag, Ben Clach, N.Top. Strong wind.agentmancuso04/08/2015
from the east rough boggy grass managed to jump over the stream then up to the top.robertphillips01/02/2015
Tried parking near Tigh na Blair but farmer didn't look too impressed so parked at layby further south and had to cross boggy ground to gain lower slopes. Heard distant gunfire from stalkers so didn't hang about!. Bit fraught, this one.AndrewFinnimore29/10/2014
Solo trip from roadside at NN780152. Extremely wet underfoot; glad I wore wellies.Invicta1428/02/2014
after Coire Odhar. Parked at gate at 775156. This is the only obvious off road parking. It means after 5 minutes you have to plunge into 50cm of icy cold water, and do the same on your return. The smoke canister is still beside the summit post. Nice hill to look at.Thearlaichdubh29/12/2013
From B827 to EastChris Peart17/11/2013
From the East. Smoke Grenade at summit stakePeteN05/07/2013
Solo Uisdean2512/02/2012
From Uamh Bheag. Then returned to the carpark at the church in Glenartney.Alan Moore05/11/2011
MC DC in rain.Martin6628/08/2011
High cloud, freezing wind, good views, watch for poisoned carcasses, red kite (illegal) control.iangalbraith23/01/2011
Late afternoon ascent after climbing Uamh Bheag. Very boggy lower down and tussocks higher up.JohnW08/04/2008
On busy B827 3/4 m from start of walk. Through 2 gates over bridge and up over sheep pastures to a range marker. False horizon followed false horizon on steady trudge over 1' heather to top at 11.10. My 600th Scottish Marilyn.arranc13/06/2002
Up from the B827 - all rough grass and bog.Eddie05/04/2002
easy pleasant ascent, extensive view. B827 @ 775160, edge of pasture, easy paddle across burn RHW18/11/2001
The Rodmiester28/03/2019
Gavin Theobald26/03/2019
Simon Winton06/02/2019
Sick Kid23/03/2018
walk livi02/02/2018
carole engel06/10/2017