Name:Ben Cleuch
Hill number:1642
Height:721m / 2365ft
Section:26A: Central Scotland from Dumbarton to Montrose
Col:126m  NN917091  

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Entry no.Date recordedGrid Ref.Feature / Observations / SurveyRecorded byStatusSubpointLatest review
1380411/05/2016NN 90273 00633  F: trig pointDSM
1485022/07/2016NN 90299 00627  F: Ground
O: East of trig point
1485122/07/2016NN 90275 00633  F: Trig point in shelterLR
2118001/07/2017NN 90272 00632  F: trig pointRAB
-638727/09/2004NN 90275 00632  F: trig point in windshelter
O: ground 20m E at NN 90298 00627 may be as high
-638806/02/2008NN 90274 00630  F: trig point in windshelter
O: ground 20m E at NN 90298 00627 may be as high
David Purchase
-638915/10/2010NN 90274 00632  F: trig point in windshelter
O: ground 20m E at NN 90298 00627 may be as high
-639028/02/2011NN 90278 00634  F: trig point in windshelter
O: ground 20m E at NN 90298 00627 may be as high
Ian Baines
-639105/03/2014NN 90274 00633  F: trig point in windshelter
O: ground 20m E at NN 90298 00627 may be as high
-639229/09/2014NN 90272 00626  F: trig point in windshelter
O: ground 20m E at NN 90298 00627 may be as high
-639305/03/2014NN 90298 00627  F: ground 20m E of trig pointLR

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From Dollar, round of King's Seat Hill, Andrew Gannel Hill, Ben Cleuch and Ben Ever, descending to Tillicoultry and returning to Dollar along Devon Way in the dark. Cloud down and fierce icy winds on summits.rjf3504/01/2020
From Tillicoultry. Straight up to The Law, across to Ben Cleuch and Ben Ever, double back over Ben Cleuch onto Andrew Gannel and King's Seat Hill back to Tillicoultry. Beautiful clear day, snow lying from about 400 metres. Great views in all directions. Mist over the Forth. 5 hours. 11 miles.Longwojo13/11/2019
From Ben Ever down to The Law down to Tillicoultry via Mill Glen.Danmawr20/10/2019
From Upper Mill lane Tillicoutry. Small car park at top of lane but plenty of room on the lane itself. Lovely walk up Mill Glen past waterfalls before steep up to The Law. Crossed to Andrew Gannel Hill then up to Ben Cleuch. Fine views across the Forth from the tops.mart079719/10/2019
From Tillicoutry, via King's Seat and returning down The Law. Cloud inversion, with good visibility of SE Highlands.Driftwood19/09/2019
with GNtrimarc208/08/2019
Strolled up the Silver Glen, Alva and down into Tillicoultry Glen. Great weather giving good views over the Forth Valley and Perthshire, 5hrs all in.chillyman822/06/2019
Ascent from Tillicoultry along tracks E of Mill Glen to The Law, Ben Cleuch, Ben Ever and descending track W of Mill Glen, crossing it, and return along constructed path E of river. With JSkdbennett23/12/2018
Continuation of walk from Ben Ever, coming up path onto summit ridge/plateau to reach trig pillar and shelter cairn of BC for first lunch sheltering behind cairn wall from the strong W wind. The mist lifted and the sun emerged slowly and then clear sky. Continued E to Andrew Gannel Hill. First visit to BC was also solo, on 17/01/2012 on Graham round, with blizzard conditions.jacobus13/11/2018
With Keith from Alva Glen car park up to Ben Evers then round over Ben Cleuch, The Law and Andrew Gannel Hill to KIng's Seat. Returned by Tillicoultry and woodland path. Very pleasant walk. Saw helicopter land near The Law as we descended.SS25/08/2018
A terrific traverse of 8 Ochil New Donalds with Martin66, Smithy & MarkH with cars at both ends. From the parking area by the side of Castlehill Reservoir, up the track to Glenquey, followed cut grass path from NW of reservoir beyond its limit on map all the way to the summit. Continued easily over Whitewisp Hill & Taramangie Hill. Dropped steeply SW & slogged up the path to King's Seat (worth continuing to SE end for view). Dropped W & up path NW to Andrew Gannel Hill. Crossed fence & took direct path to Ben Cleuch: a rather untidy summit. Round to the bump of Ben Ever & down tracks to Alva Glen. Brilliant round in great weather.NotReallyABagger11/08/2018
County top reached from the free car park in upper mill street in Tillicoultry, five miles in three hours. A great walk up the burn over the Laws and onto Ben Cleuch returned same way.WAYNE ROWLETT31/07/2018
Lovely walk following the route in Jonny Muir's book. Sunny day. I need to go back to the OchillsBuck02/07/2018
A loop from Ochil Hills Woodland Park to King's Seat Hill, Andre Gannel Hill, The Law, Ben Cleuch, Ben Ever and finishing with the Nebit.Chris Mac08/06/2018
On circular afternoon walk with C from Tillicoultry after Kings Seat and Andrew Gannell hills. Back via The Law. Met person at summit who only had a few more historic county tops to complete. Seemed surprised I knew so much about them.PeterD24/05/2018
7th of 9.iangpark19/04/2018
Hard going in lots of soft snowthekirkie pirate04/01/2018
From Kings Seat/Andrew Gannel. Snow and sunshine, great views all aroundN.Morters16/12/2017
From Tillicoultry, along the Bridges path, a very interesting route. Up the Law to the top and back the same way. Boiled the synovial fluid.Gill26/10/2017
Ben Cleuch loopHuwel18/08/2017
With Katy. Sunny walkGeorge Thompson24/07/2017
Start and finish Tillicoultry, Mid Glen to The Law then ontoBen Cleuch follow path to Ben Ever the path back to Mid Glen, with Chris. TheHutchie05/04/2017
2 of 4: From The Law. With Tim.ChrisR01/04/2017
PATH IN TILLICOULTRY GLEN NOW OPEN. Considerable work to repair it is evident. I could appreciate the glen's beauty and destructive power. Access fine to The Law, a great route up to Ben Cleuch. I continued my walk over Andrew Ginnel Hill- which I thought the best summit, rocks above a steep drop. Then over to Kings Seat Hill before dropping down the obvious path on the broad ridge W of Elistoun Hill, appreciating the deep cut valleys again on my way down to Tillicoultry. Rapidly melting spring snow.pwheeler24/03/2017
From Alva Glen car park. Solo. The Nebbit (449m), Craighorn (583m), Ben Buck (679m), Ben Cleuch (729m), Andrew Gannel Hill (670m), The Law (638m), Ben Ever (622m), Wood Hill (525m).Dangerous Dave03/03/2017
With Steve. T, cool and cloudy.Play2End28/11/2016
3/4 Third of Four on snow filled day (The Nebit/Ben Ever/Ben Cleuch/Andrew Gannell Hill)Fergalh19/11/2016
From Tillicoultry with mora my dog. good weather/views. Mill glen still closed.BLACKHILL20/10/2016
Upper Mill Street, Mill Glen, The Law, Ben Cleuch, Ben Ever, Wood Burn. All conventional except very steep slide/descent back to the level.callumorr18/10/2016
Circuit of the Ochils to collect the Donalds and Donald Topsnickywood121/08/2016
parked car at entrance to windfarm on A823 ACW round of bald hill, ben buck NE Top, ben cleuch, the law, andrew gannel hill, skythorn hill, middle hill, cairnmorris hill, ben shee, nice sunny day mostly on good paths and atv tracks.robertphillips09/06/2016
Still cold with hail showers at top. Brrr.Roblex27/04/2016
The Law, Ben Cleuch and Ben Ever horseshoe from Tillicoultry (NS 914974).summitsup24/04/2016
From Tillicoultry via the Law and continued to Ben Ever - Mill Glen path still closedgazzareth03/10/2015
Nice circular walk, parked in Tillicoultry, a very long and steep ascent onto The Law, followed the ridge to Ben Cleuch, Andrew Gannel Hill and Kings Seat Hill, walked back down to Tillicoultry the easier way on the East side of Ganol Burn. Bagged Ben Lomond earlier that day. Perfectly clear but very hot weather.DanTrig13/08/2015
Ben Ever and Ben Cleuch DoubleRosco55607/08/2015
From Tillicoultry up glen steps as glen path still closed. Hardest section is The Law but once that's been climbed it's easy going.skoosh06/07/2015
All Ochill Donalds / Donald tops from Dollar Glen except Blairdennon. A fine day, much better than forecast so extended to include Innerdowniedickscroop23/12/2014
Circular walk from Tilli with Susan, Max, Josephine and dogs. Lovely cold sunny day with drifting low mist below us.alexmaclennan23/11/2014
Circuit from car park next to golf course, over The Law, Ben Cleuch and Ben Ever. 'Interesting' time on Mill Glen path which I didn't know was closed, as it's only signed and barriered as such from below, not from where I joined it! Write-up: http://gayleybird.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/gt-day-2-ben-cleuch.htmlGayle28/10/2014
Ochil 2000s hill race CraigW23/08/2014
From Tillicoultry, took the high east path above the Mill Glen (still closed) and up The Law to Ben Cleuch. Returned by same route.killiedaft07/08/2014
Parked at top of Upper Mill Street in Tillicoultry Path up Mill Glen closed so used higher path to E. Bridge over Gannel Burn & then track over The Law & up to the summit trig point. (PM)gerrybowes14/07/2014
One hour and three quarter to the top. 3 hour round trip.bolton14/07/2014
Ben Cleuch circular taking in 4 other peaks and coming down into Alva.bigeffindavie01/06/2014
With Carol and Jess and Sue whom we met in car park and tagged on to us. Very good walk. From Mill Glen across new footbridge to the Law onto Ben C leuch then across to Ben Ever down to Alva then Wood Hill path back to Mill Glen. Into the Woolpack Inn for a cuppa. Very clear and dry day. Predicted rain did not appear. Very cold on summit with lot of snow still lying around. Fairly busy hills.munromurph01/03/2014