Name:Ben Cleuch
Hill number:1642
Height:721m / 2365ft
RHB Section:26A: Central Scotland from Dumbarton to Montrose
Donald area:Ochil Hills
County (CoH):Clackmannanshire (CoH)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Graham, Donald,
Historic County Top, Current County/UA Top, Yeaman
Grid ref:NN 90274 00632
Summit feature:trig point in windshelter
Col:126.4m  NN 9174 0894  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 58
(1:25k) 366E
Observations:ground 20m E at NN 90299 00627 may be as high
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Very cold wind, very sunny. Best day of the year.Play2End16/04/2024
with Franceslangskill31/03/2024
On a hill-bagging walk out of TillicoultryPhilipChaston30/03/2024
Ben Cleuch circular from Tillicoutry, with John. Up Mill Glen and followed path up to The Law (638m), then N and then NE to Ben Cleuch summit. Followed path around to Ben Ever and then dropped back down into Mill Glen and back out to the car. High winds and low cloud on summit, but clear views over to the Forth and even as far as the Forth bridges from the slopes of The Law. Total time, 3h 10min.mproudfoot27/01/2024
The Law, Ben Cleuch(8th ascent), Andrew Gannel Hill & King's Seat Hill.duchally18/01/2024
From Woodland CP via Kirk Craigs and return via the Cloves. With DRC.TRG31803/12/2023
Round from Alva woodland parking. Including 2 donalds and 2 tops plus a tump.cjo22/10/2023
Ben Cleuch circular from Tillicoultry. Walkhighlands routehummusg23/09/2023
Dedicated parking in Alva 100m N of golf club car park (NS885976). PF up the Alva Glen, crossing burn several times, then sticking to zig zags on steep W flank until gate and stile. Through gate, thin path fades out, then zig zag up on grass between bracken, to gully up Wee Torry (not recommended in descent unless you’ve been up this route before), on to Mid Cairn, then Bengengie Hill. ATV tk to Blairdenon Hill and round to Craighorn before col at NN888010, then pathless to col at NN894005 and up to Ben Ever. Up Ben Cleuch, greatly assisted by the wind, on to Andrew Gannel Hill and col at NN928004, up King’s Seat Hill and back to col. FP down E flank of Gannel Burn seems to be falling into disuse. Back along A91 to Alva, to give wind a chance to dry everything outIsbjorn21/09/2023
Ben Cleuch horseshoe from Tillicoultry.PeteF15/09/2023
From Alva Glen up to Ben Ever, across to Ben Cleuch and then The Law. Steep descent to Tillicoultry.the pigguy 09/09/2023
Ochil 2000s hill race.ajwxyzt26/08/2023
Solo. Hot!!!garbo110310/08/2023
With DaveOik22/06/2023
From Tillicoultry, via Mill Glen, The Law and Andrew Gannel Hill. Descent via Ben Ever and its S ridge.IanHHill20/06/2023
Parked on Upper Mill Street and took the Tillicoultry Glen up to Ben Ever, then Ben Cleuch and down via The Law.SootAndShale11/06/2023
With Luna. Return via Ben EverBingo99910/06/2023
8 in the ochills 4 Donalds & 4 tops. Innerdownie, Whitewisp Hill, Tarmangie Hill, Kings Seat Hill, Andrew Gannel Hill, The law, Ben Cleuch & Ben Ever. 1085m ascentChelseaMurray09/06/2023
By way of Mill Glen and The Law; down by Andrew Gannel.m0jla29/05/2023
116th time.russell6107/04/2023
From Woodland CP, up Silver Glen to Ben Buck, over to Ben Cleuch, past Ben Ever to Millar Hill (Point 558) and steeply down between Wood Burn and the quarry.TRG31829/03/2023
From the Woodland Park carpark (NS 8985 9749). The Nebit, Craighorn, Ben Ever and the 2 Ben Bucks first, then retraced steps up the hill to Ben Buck and followed fenceline to here on a good trod. On to Andrew Gannel Hill and The Law for a 19.2km round.jonglew21/02/2023
From Woodland CP: The Cloves, Craighorn, Ben Buck, Ben Cleuch, Andrew Gannel and back via Mill Glen. With SHC.TRG31822/01/2023
From car park in Woodhill Wood Park along footpath to Silver Glen and on to rough track. Track along west side of the Nebit up Glenwinnal. Footpath up Ben Buck, on to Ben Cleuch. Descent via The Law, then dog leg down to Daiglen Burn, cross stream, follow contour path along west side of glen to quarry. Follow perimeter fence westward and descent to track and return to car park.raymooremanx13/11/2022
Another visit. Up to the Law and round Ben Cleuch and Ben Ever and down to Silver Glen. With PS. Too windy to stay on the tops.Roblex26/10/2022
#680 Tillicultry, Silver Glen, Ben Ever, Ben Cleuch, The Law, Andrew Gannel Hill, King's Seat Hill.tim74704/08/2022
A day on the Ochill Hills (starting from Tillicoultry) visiting Elistoun Hill, King's Seat Hill, Cairnmorris Hill, Skythorn Hill, Andrew Gannel Hill, The Law, Ben Cleuch, Ben Buck, Ben Ever and The Nebit.RobB05/07/2022
CK SheilaS11/05/2022
Solo (Ellie dropped off via The Law). From Andrew Gannel Hill.MickyRoss15/04/2022
From car park in Tillicoultry, up Mill Glen then across to Andrew Gannel and on to summit. Cold day with good air clarity; troposcope suggested 60 miles visability!MichaelF03/04/2022
Innerdownie, Tarmangie Hill and Ben Cleuch from Glen Sherup car parkhummusg11/02/2022
Tillicoultry - Silver Glen - Ben Ever - Ben Cleuch - The Law - Andrew Gannel Hill - King's Seat Hill - Tillicoultrydavidpettit8401/01/2022
I met Dan Arnold at Tilly Glen, I drove us round to Rhodders Farm in Alva. From where we walked up the track along the Silver Glen to the sheep pen NE of the Nebit. Then an ATV track up to Ben Ever. We followed the path round to Ben Cleuch and then down The Law back to Dan's car. Sunny all day, strong cold northern wind, but great views all round. Could see Culter Fell and Tinto, the Sidlaws, Ben More and many more peaks, 03:50hrs all in.chillyman821/11/2021
Nine days late for MKG’s full house compleation – my first hill after 10 days of flu. Night sweats finally ended, so went for it. Up Mill Glen, down to Alva and back along woods path. Very windy, bright day. Weak and slow. Rounsfell01/11/2021
Starting in Mill Street, Tillicoultry. King's Seat Hill, Andrew Gannel Hill, The Law, Ben Cleuch, Ben Evertsharp23/10/2021
With @Adrian from Alva Glen CP up The Nebit, Ben Ever, Craighorn, Ben Cleuch, The Law, Andrew Gannel Hill and King's Seat, then descent down to Tillicoutry. Very easy route with sheepy paths for most of it.sclater01/10/2021
Loop from Tillicoultrytwg2717/09/2021
From Alva for a round of The Law, Ben Cleuch, Ben Ever, Craighorn, Blairdenon Hill, Bengengie Hill and Mid Cairn.rhalstead06/09/2021
Round via the Law, Andrew Gannel, the broad King’s Seat ridge track. With R, warm and bright, not much wind, v relaxed walking, fairly quiet.niallp05/09/2021
Midge Apocalypsesjharrison24/08/2021
Hard slog up from Mill Glen in hot sunny weather with JMcd and Belle.barnz4810/08/2021
A fine day for my first new Scottish hills since late 2019. A dozen well won Tumps overlooking the Firth of Forth including Ben Cleuch, Dumglow and Knock Hill. Certainly a really memorable outing to get things on the move once again then definitely.Alex C02/08/2021
on Maddy Moss Hill Race route solo, CH HillGP. Warm and overcast but improving. Misty up top, partial views. Tough climb over the Law to B Cleuch and then fine running descent over AG Hill and across burn to join path descending SW from King Seat.niallp27/07/2021
From Alva up track then left to Craighorn on atv/path. Then followed a bog trot (path after fence) to Blairdenon Hill repeated returning to Ben Buck and Ben Cleuch in patchy visibility. Returned by Ben Evers to track and car.SS13/05/2021
Climbed solo from Woodlands Car Park up Silver Glen over Ben Ever, Ben Cleuch and The Law. Down Mill Glen.ColB21/04/2021
Weather fair.MountainMac15/04/2021
walk with club, Beverly Mari Kelvin and myselfJamesSDonald02/04/2021
First Ochils Mountaineering Club meet since December 2020 due to covid restrictions. Started at Alve Glen car park, walked up the Silver Glen, over Ben Ever, followed by Ben Cleuch and down Tge Law into Tillicoultry Glen, then back through the Woodland Park. Repeated summer showers with snow abive 600m and some pockets on the east side of 1ft deep. 5hrs all in.chillyman814/03/2021