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Name:Ben Cleuch
Hill number:1642
Height:721m / 2365ft
RHB Section:26A: Central Scotland from Dumbarton to Montrose
Donald area:Ochil Hills
County/UA:Clackmannanshire (UA)
County (CoH):Clackmannanshire (CoH)
Catchment:Forth
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Graham, Donald,
Historic County Top, Current County/UA Top, Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,G,D,CoH,CoU,DN,Y,P500)
Grid ref:NN 90274 00632
Summit feature:trig point in windshelter
Drop:595m
Col:126m  NN917091  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 58
(1:25k) 366E
Observations:ground 20m E at NN 90299 00627 may be as high
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill
Notes:
  • Clackmannanshire historic county top
  • Clackmannanshire current county/UA top

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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
aul-fogie14/09/2019
suprisefish21/08/2019
dhulmes17/08/2019
with GNtrimarc208/08/2019
davefh14/07/2019
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
Archie08/06/2019
KathW08/06/2019
Rannoch_Monkey19/05/2019
sam.g.guthrie16/02/2019
neilsan19/01/2019
duchally19/01/2019
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
vgiorgio20/12/2018
redcon16/12/2018
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
rdhumble17/10/2018
Fi14/10/2018
scoob14/10/2018
FCL29/09/2018
weaselmaster15/09/2018
Jaxter09/09/2018
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
Galvgoon04/08/2018
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
Stavanger Toestub16/06/2018
Peterb09/06/2018
Christo197909/06/2018
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
willyross01/05/2018
lindaross01/05/2018
7th of 9.iangpark19/04/2018
rogreeves05/04/2018
NeilMox26/02/2018
duchally02/02/2018
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
superstar_tradesman10/12/2017
FCL03/12/2017
A Peckish13/11/2017
beckybags13/11/2017
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
tummelv26/10/2017