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Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Qualities of highest Ochil peak noted

The highest peak in the Ochil Hills of central Scotland has been noted in the latest Walk of the Week in the Scotsman newspaper, which Merrell shoe wearers may wish to try.

The feature covered an ascent of the 2,365 ft summit of Ben Cleuch, noting the mountain rises up from "a series of attractive glens that give a wide variety of good ascent routes to breach the southern Ochils escarpment."

It described a route up from Tillicoultry, which is low down and ensures there is nearly 2,200 ft to the top, a climb that "can rival that of many a Munro".

However, the climb was sufficiently short for the writer to note it was possible to be back in Tillicoultry in time for a "late light lunch".

Ben Cleuch is one of 224 Scottish mountains known as the Graham's, peaks of between 2,000 ft and 2,499 ft in height.

Popular Grahams around Scotland include Suilven, Stac Pollaidh, Ben Venue and the Pap of Glencoe. How many Grahams have you climbed?

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