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Name:Blairdenon Hill
Hill number:1650
Height:631m / 2070ft
Parent (Ma):1642  Ben Cleuch
RHB Section:26A: Central Scotland from Dumbarton to Montrose
Donald area:Ochil Hills
County/UA:Clackmannanshire (UA), Stirling (UA)
Class:Simm, Donald, Subhump, Graham Top, Yeaman
Grid ref:NN 86557 01867
Summit feature:small cairn near fence junction
Col:537m  NN881014  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 58
(1:25k) 366E
Observations:ground 50m SE at NN 86600 01838 may be as high
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Fourth Day of Social Distancing, involved a walk up the Ochils to a Donald, Blairdenon Hill (631m) from Alva with Stuart Cook. Keeping at least 2m apart at all times. Cracking weather all day, it took just under 6hrs, up the Silver Glen and down the Alva Glen from Rhodders Farm, Alva.chillyman822/03/2020
From Menstrie over Colsnaur.Longwojo10/11/2019
West Ochil ramble from Alva Glen CP. Round of Nebit, Ever, Craighorn, Blairdenon, Bengengie and Leith.Topographer5731/10/2019
Weather fair.MountainMac28/10/2019
Alva Glen car park at NS 88453 97485 and up Mid Cairn & Bengengie Hill. From Bengengie Hill, a decent path & then ATV track whick skirts the head of West Cameron Burn & then up to track junction at 872015 - WNW along ATV track, over the 617 spot height & up to summit cairn. Continued to Craighorn & Ben Ever. (S)gerrybowes29/08/2018
After a brilliant traverse of the other Ochil New Donalds the previous day, returned for Blairdenon Hill on a dreich morning. Started at same place as pwbellarby - there is space to park just short of the trees off the road. Rough going until ground rises to Glentye Hill, then a bit better to Mickle Corum. Then followed fence to summit. A bit of a lump really compared to the other Ochil Donalds. Back by the same route & straight to the Gargunnock Beer Festival which was rather more interesting!NotReallyABagger12/08/2018
Solo from Menstrie, P in School Lane, up track then ATV to Colsnaur Hill and along fence/dyke to B summit: lunch here was abandoned as midges took first prize: lunch eventually taken in hollow at summit of CH. Returned by reversing uphill route. Very hot with little wind (car T read-out was 26degC at return). First visit was also solo on 15/09/2015, coming from Ben Ever through peat hags and returning to BE track; this second visit route from Menstrie was selected to avoid hags. An exploratory walk with F and A from M last year reached CH before aborting.jacobus06/06/2018
From Alva Glen via Mid Cairn and Bengengie. Then across the peat hags to Craighorn.Pete R21/04/2018
9th of 9.iangpark19/04/2018
Evening run from Carim Lodge, tough going on tussocks and gaps filled with snow. Stunning sunsetN.Morters09/02/2018
Alone, from Menstrie.Grinner14/01/2018
Parked by farm and took zigzag track up hillside. (Path to the left avoids farm buildings). Unfortunately missed turn off up Alva glen continuing up Silver Glen so ended up having to cross some nasty boggy ground covered in deep wet snow to reach summit. Back via Alva Glen.AndrewFinnimore11/01/2018
From Sheriffmuir Road to Glentye Hill, Blairdenon and Big Hunt Hillneimcv30/09/2017
A long circuit from Menstrie via ruins at Jerah and through new forestry planting, now bounded by deer fencing. Descent from Blairdennon south on the path via Colsnaur Hill and the track.Roblex30/09/2017
My last Donald. My arrival at the summit was heralded by a Skylark singing its little heart out. Thank you.thenomad19/05/2017
With Jenx. Up from parking at the temporarily closed Sherrifmuir hill, through the capse up road and a circuit taking in Glentye Hill, Greenforet Hill, BlairDenon, Kidlaw Hill and Big Hunt Hill. Mists just brushing the summit of the Donald, good walking on mainly paths or sorts.nordicstar19/01/2017
Solo. From group of trees at NN832026. After ascending Glentye Hill and Mickle Corum. I followed a track to one side of a fence roughly SE to reach the summit of Greenforet Hill. OS 1:25,000 map shows a spot height very close to the fence on the NE side but I think the highest point is on the SW side of the fence and a little away from it. I went on to Blairdenon Hill, passing a memorial which is where a tiger moth crashed. There is a small cairn at the highest point of Blairdenon Hill, slightly N of the fence junction. Careful observations suggest the ground 50m SE is not as high. Returned over Kidlaw Hill and Big Hunt Hill.pwbellarby19/10/2016
Day one of two days completing the Donalds on Ochil Hills.nickywood121/08/2016
Continuation of walk from Craighorn. Followed various ATV tracks north-west to a wooden gate, then west by track up to summit. Continued to Bengengie Hill. Solo.Man of Kernow114/05/2016
Up from Menstrie. With five other tops in the area.ngthack24/10/2015
Solo; continuation of walk over Ben Ever by leaving its summit to re-join uphill track approaching its end; lunch taken here till the midges arrived; moved on over very difficult terrain of bog and peat hags until an atv track was found as the route began to rise to the summit of BH. Return to the track end involved going N to miss most of the bog and hags; easy descent on track, leaving it at a low hairpin bend and walking into Wood Hill forest, across Silver Burn to P along the access road to Ochil Hills Woodland Park. Weather was sunny, warm but with occasional blasts of wind from N or S.trienbrae15/09/2015
Walked up Alva Glen with Kirsty, very windy, questionable bearings taken and back down over Craighorn, down the Ogles and round the south west of The Nebit and finishing coming down the Gowls and cutting back across to the car park.GravelMonkey06/03/2015
Ascent from Tillicoultry over Ben Cluech. Generally good going on the plateau and easy to avoid peat hags en route to summit. Descent S over Colsnaur Hill and track to Menstrie. Bus back to Tillicoultrybenalder28401/03/2015
Max, Josie, Scooby, Susan, Holly and Lily. Bright sunny day. Windy but dry. No snow. From Menstrie, Myreton Hill, Colsnaur Hill, Blairdenon Hill, Bengengie Hill and Craig Leith then steeply to Alva.alexmaclennan15/02/2015
From road to the west (copse). Straight up and down in cloud and wind after drive up from Lake Districtdickscroop21/12/2014
Ochil 2000s hill race CraigW23/08/2014
Thick fog until the last 50m then saw the inversion. A bit lost going back to the car!Play2End14/06/2014
from the north at carim lodge.robertphillips09/12/2013
Blackford to Alva. First (and second) hill walking expeditionbigeffindavie20/05/2013
Greenforet, Blairdenon, Ben Buck, Ben Cleuch, Andrewgannel, Kings seatborderterrier20/04/2013
done with bengengie hill and colsnauir hillbuggerlugs12/06/2011
From Sheriff Muir Inn, up Glentye Hill, Mickle Corum, Greenforet Hilltcrannoch15/04/2011
Took track up west side of the Nebit to end by Bengengie Hill. Steep ascent up to plateau then across to Blairdenon. Left east over peat hags to foot of Ben Buck then took track down east side of the Nebit and back to Alva Glen.derekblackburn23/01/2011
Solo Uisdean2521/07/2007
from Greenforet. Minimal drop and easy walk uphill to top at 15.45. Junction of 3 fences.arranc27/06/2006
MC JC estMartin6601/03/2006
Glentye Hill, Greenforet Hill, Blairdenon Hill, Bengengie Hill, Craig Leigh rivet, Kidlaw Hill, Big Hunt Hill, from highpoint of Sherrifmuir Road.agentmancuso26/06/2005
Sunny spells, strong wind on tops, good views.iangalbraith18/07/2004
Fourth of ten on a anti-clockwise round of the Devon from Lower Glendevon Reservoir carpark.Alan Moore13/05/2003
Late 90sOik01/01/1995
New Donalds run from Sheriff Muir to Gelndevon.Eddie03/07/1993
All Donalds and Tops of the Ochils RHW22/06/1992
04/12/2018 - 14th time.russell6111/05/1986
Superb wee hill, with the bonus of a path the whole way. Start at the trees as described elsewhere. Follow the tractor track into the trees and head for the back. There's a path starts at a picnic bench which takes you near the summit of Glentye Hill, and down the back to the ATV track summitting and going beyond Blairdenon Hill.Belfarm blank