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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  
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 277 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From Comb Law and Rodger Law. South west to Scaw'd Law.bolton14/07/2020
walk livi09/07/2020
Sick Kid05/06/2020
Fence followed from Scaw'd Law to this peak. Good to feel crunch of snow underfoot. Sarnie time at summit. Clouds lifted a bit so got a view only to see next shower cloud heading my way. Company: Soloiandesbottes18/01/2020
A circuit from a good parking place immediately E of Troloss entrance. Along the track to the hut W of and below Hirstane Rig. ATV track leads to a poor river crossing but there's an easier crossing upstream at a small island below a sheepfold. ATV track from the sheepfold leads towards Hirstane Rig and decent faint paths up to Ballencleuch Law. Easy ATV tracks thereafter to circle round over Scaw'd Law and Durisdeer Hill to the pass, then easy, steep grass to Well Hill. Round to Caplaw Rig where an ATV track of sorts leads down to the plantation E of Troloss.Gill18/01/2020
From Rodger Law. Down shoulder N of Gana Burn on easy grass to folds, then back to the car near Troloss.Moorponder12/10/2019
ROC C day 1nix_snilloc28/09/2019
Kirkhope- Rodger Law- Ballencleuch Law - Scaw'd Law - Wedder Law - Gana Hill - Earncraig Hill- Kirkhope round. Straightforward ridge walk from Rodger Law. Excellent visibility with Cairnsmores (Fleet, Cairpshairn), Skiddaw, Corserine all in view. With Petepwheeler16/09/2019
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
hill walker02/09/2018
dave g08/08/2018
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
Simon Winton07/09/2017
Colin Crawford23/04/2017
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
Sick Kid04/03/2017
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
Colin Crawford06/10/2016
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
Wycombe Wanderer31/07/2016