Ben Cleuch circular

Ben Cleuch is the highest of the Ochils and one of the most popular hillwalks in Central Scotland. There are many possible routes of ascent; the circuit described ascends via the popular path up The Law before descending over Ben Ever and then steeply back down into the dramatic Mill Glen. Note - the lower part of the path up the west side of the Mill Glen is currently closed - a diversion must be followed using the path on the east side.


Hill path throughout. The upper slopes are grassy but parts of the descent and the Mill Glen sections have steep slopes. Slight scramble out of the Mill Glen.

Public Transport

Bus to Tillicoultry.


Upper Mill St, Tillicoultry. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

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