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Name:Ballencleuch Law
Hill number:1746
Height:689m / 2260ft
RHB Section:27C: The Glenkens to Annandale
Donald area:Lowther Hills
County/UA:South Lanarkshire (UA)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Graham, Donald,
Grid ref:NS 93562 04967
Summit feature:two stones with tied fence posts
Col:485m  NS982017  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 78
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Kirkhope to Shiel Dod, Wedder Law, Glenleith Fell, Scaw'd Law, Ballencleuch Law, Rodger Law, Comb Law.PGCE03/08/2019
from Kirkhope near Daer reservoir, via Rodger Law. After round a ring of Donalds to Queensberry. Good views.IanHHill20/05/2019
Weather fair.MountainMac12/05/2019
From Durisdeer cemetery. A 15 mile round of assorted summits in high wind, good visibility and occasional fierce showers. Stopped in churchyard at finish which is full of massive gravestones!MichaelF24/03/2019
CK SheilaS03/01/2019
Up via Rodgers Law in the mist. ATV track back over Watchmans Brae.willyross25/10/2018
From Kirkhope Cleugh anticlockwise round of Four Donalds, two Donald Tops and an xDT. Ground bone dry which was a huge help. Distance 11.4 miles, 2400ft ascent - just under six hours.Crib Goch19/07/2018
Continuation of solo walk from Scaw'd Law, following fence and atv track to summit of BL; weather kept v warm with little wind. Continued to Roger Law. First visit to BL was as a Graham, coming from RL, on 21/02/2009.jacobus02/07/2018
Parked by cattle grid at Kirkhope Cleuch 967073. The 3rd of 6 Donalds/Donald Tops on an anticlockwise circuit SW of Daer Reservoir. From Rodger Law, back along well-used ATV track & this continues up from col and passes close to the 2 summit stones & fence post. Continued to Scaw’d Law. (S)gerrybowes02/05/2018
Fittingly from Durisdeer war memorial taking well made track up to just short of Glenleith Fell. Returned to track and followed to very near to Wedder Law before returning same way avoiding wet ground and angling up to Scaw'd Law from gate. Followed ridge to Ballencleuch Law with two minute stop at 11:00, then on to Rodger Law on ATV track. Bit of cross country from there to Comb Law descending to Meikle Shag and then over very wet ground to take the old Roman Road back to Durisdeer. The fort is very impressive.SS11/11/2017
First of the day (sunny but cool breeze). Recommended by shepherd to stick up high rather than stay low along the glen.Play2End22/04/2017
Took Mark Trengove's route to Shield Dod over Ewe Gair. Then Wedder Law, Glenleith Fell, Scaw'd Law North and South tops, Ballencleuch Law, Rodger Law, Comb Law and back to the road through Marshwiggle Territory where the Kirkhope Burn meanders.Nick Down117/12/2016
With Well Hill from 925085.Owen B02/11/2016
Circuit from Daer Reservoir.Grinner30/10/2016
Hitteril Hill - Comb Law - Ballencleuch Law - Scaw'd Law - Wedder Law - Gana Hill - Earncraig Hill from N end of Daer Reservoir. Started W along Southern Upland Way for nearly 1km then S/SE along track and rough climb up felled forestry to climb Hitteril Hill. Descent W finding gap through forestry, easier underfoot for rest of route. Overnight camp just beyond Comb LawRobertP18/09/2016
MMC walk with John Berry, Eunice Coop and Jon Moss to and from Kirkhope parking. Sunny occasionally overcast dry calm day with great viz.8 1/2 hours Daer 6 round.alexmaclennan15/05/2016
Circuit of Well Hill and Ballencleuch Law from layby on A702, just W of county boundary line. Route and write-up at:
6th hill of 10 on an alternative Southern upland Way route from Sanquhar to Moffat via Dalpedder hill, Cairn hill, Black hill and Durisdeer hill. I went on a straight line down and over the burn (before it splits in three) and up to the summit. In retrospect i should have profiled round to Little Scaw'd Law as i lost that hard won height. By the time i reached the top, my legs were burning and had to shake off cramp. I continued onto Rodger Law.Dazingdale02/05/2016
Carried on to Well Hillduchally10/02/2016
From Durisdeer Galltywenallt23/10/2015
As part of round of all Daer reservoir tops fromKirkhoe except Comb Law (done previously). Ran most of way, mainly good going. Ripped trousers on slack barbed wire fence at ruin of Daerhead.dickscroop12/09/2014
Followed fences and walls from Well Hill. Found lovely route down with little bog trotting needed - northern flank of Gana Hill then crossed Gana Burn to reach sheepfold and building with fallen roof to join Roman Road back to car. Operated ham radio for SOTA on summit.G4OBK (Phil)15/04/2014
round of 6 new donalds from kirkhope.robertphillips13/03/2014
with renee ballaencleuch law and comb law from kirkhope.robertphillips19/04/2013
From Daer Reservoirnickywood125/02/2013
walked over from Scaw'd Law - no trig or cairn but a twisted fenc post marks summitt.biggaz77725/03/2012
W Jenx, from farm at Killhope, steep slopes following nr to 4x4 track, out to Ballencleugh, back over Rodger Law. Mast marked now gone/collapsed.nordicstar10/07/2011
Started at 925085 from where a track leads from the A702 SW to Durisdeer. Ascended via Well Hill and west face. Descended from north ridge on rough ground, better would have been to descend by ascent route.Topographer5702/07/2011
Cluster of wooden posts seem to be the summit.Aye Jimmy05/06/2011
Watchman's Brae, Rodger Law, Ballencleuch Law, Hirstane Rig, Comb Law.borderterrier29/05/2011
Ascended after dog leg off to Comb Law from Roger Law.derekblackburn20/11/2010
Climbed with J from nr. Crookburn at SW end of Daer Reservoir, W up track to Rodger Law then SW along ridge track to summit. Fine weather. Return by reversing route.trienbrae21/02/2009
Mild, sunny spells, cool wind, good views.iangalbraith08/07/2007
From the war memorial at Durisdeer with Dad on a sunny early autumn day. Heading NE initially & then taking the track winding generally E on to Durisdeer Rig with the view gradually opening up. At fence turned SE over Little Scawd Law to the 3 way fence junction, then out to Ballencleuch Law & back, then Scawd Law. Continued following fence before turning W down track leading back to Durisdeer.NotReallyABagger24/09/2006
Solo Uisdean2509/09/2006
One of several tops in a long boggy and mizzling walk from the Daer ReservoirRhayader_wander06/11/2004
from Rodger. One mile trudge on short tussock to top at 11.15.arranc26/10/2002
SUW from A702, Comb Law, Rodger Law, Ballencleuch Law, Scaw'd Law, Durisdeer Hill, back along Roman Road, with Fiona.agentmancuso19/10/2002
16/01/2012 - 2nd ascent.russell6126/03/2002
Solo tripInvicta1424/06/1998
Early morning Donalds round from Coomb Law to Shiel Dodd.Eddie22/03/1993
All Ballencleuch Law and Queensberry Donalds and Donald Tops on horseshoe from Daer Reservoir RHW27/03/1989