Name:Uamh Bheag
Hill number:1644
Height:665.8m / 2184ft
SMC/RHB Section:26B: Central Scotland from Dumbarton to Montrose
Donald area:Glen Artney Hills
County/UA:Stirling, Perth and Kinross
Topographical area:HS11 Vorlich-torlum
Catchment:Catchment Boundaries, Earn, Forth
Watershed:Firth of Tay, Ardlamont Point to Fife Ness, Firth of Forth
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Graham, Donald,
Grid ref:NN 69118 11846
Summit feature:ground near cairn and fence junction
Col:341m  NN660137  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 57
(1:25k) OL47W 368W
Observations:East Top (hill 7153) is 2.4m lower
Survey:Leica NA730/Leica RX1250/Leica GS15
Surveys of Uamh Bheag and Uamh Bheag East Top.pdf
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Meall Clachach, Uamh Bheag, Uamh Bheag East Top, Beinn Odhar, Beinn nan Eun. Feels more like the Highlands than any of the other Donalds. Beinn Odhar, Beinn nan Eun has lots of deep peat groughs. This walk is worth doing just for the waterfall at Allt Ollach, although the climb up Am Beannan is pretty steep. Meall Clachach, Uamh Bheag, Uamh Bheag East Top, Beinn Odhar, Beinn nan Eun. Feels more like the Highlands than any of the other Donalds. Beinn Odhar, Beinn nan Eun has lots of deep peat groughs. This walk is worth doing just for the waterfall at Allt Ollach, although the climb up Am Beannan is pretty steep.tsharp02/05/2024
Car at chapel car park. Over Auchnashellock Hill. Bridge at 71286.15419. Up flank of An Beannan onto M Clachach. Round the Donald horseshoe finishing down the NW spur of BN Eun. Bridges at 69770.14179 to pass through gates to the car park.Moorponder14/10/2023
From Auchnashelloch Church CP to Auchnashelloch Hill, Am Beannan, Meall Clachach, Uamh Bheag, Beinn Odhar, Beinn na Eun and Cnoc Brannan. Grass, heather, peat hags.sclater03/08/2023
Sadly missing its iconic pole marker.langskill26/05/2023
From the church car park. Headed straight over grassy Auchnashelloch Hill, then tedious long grass and occasional heather and peat to the foot of the shoulder leading to the east top. Once on the steeper ground the vegetation improved. Over point 585 then headed more or less straight for the true summit skirting the east summit. Not a very interesting summit but exceptional views on a very clear light north easterly breeze. Clear views to the Isle of Arran, Southern Uplands, Pentlands and all the obvious nearer Highland summits. Returned to the car by way of the east summit and a more easterly line skirting Auchnashelloch Hill.Owen B25/04/2023
From mapped car park by the church (NN 7109 1609). Walked ~560m W along road to field gate, then Am Beanan and Meall Clachach first. On to Uamb Bheag trig pillar and the East Top before heading over to Beinn nan Eun and its asociated D. Top for a 14.6km round. With DS.jonglew06/02/2023
Collecting my final New Donalds on an overcast day with Martin66 & Smithy. Parked at church, through gate opposite & then crossed burn above ruins & straight up tedious grass slope to Beinn nan Eun. Followed small path & then grassy break through hags to Beinn Odhar. Walked on a bearing until top wind turbine appeared in mist & then handrailed fence on a small path, skirting bog at bottom to one side up to trig & then Uamh Bheag, my final New Donald. No view but sun trying to break through. Passed over true E top, down ENE spur crossing Allt Ollach high up & then directly across the boggy bealach on to W bank of Allt Mor to join the outward route. A shorter, boggy but feasible route of return with lots of small animal tracks to help. A long trip from Merrick at age of 14!NotReallyABagger19/11/2022
From Glen ArtneyHuwel14/10/2022
from Church CP in Glen Artney, along road to end. Didn't like the wet, tussocky path along the river, so went through a gate 100m back up the road to a track over Auchnashelloch Hill and climbed gradually along the side of Am Beannan then SW to the summit. Then did the round as per SMC Guide.IanHHill20/08/2022
CK SheilaS12/05/2022
With Jan from Dalvorich using track after Easter Brackland then followed wall to Meall Clachach over rough but dry ground. Followed a coupler down and up to Uamh Bheag (ignored trig as bwf forces you into the hags). Returned south then west in the corrie to hit the track.SS16/04/2022
From Glen Artney church, down road, alongside Water of Ruchill, left at fence beside Allt Ollach, through gate, over bridge and then steeply up onto Am Beannan. Continued on good path over surprisingly dry ground to enjoy extensive views from the summit. Carried on round to Beinn nan Euan and down to (closed) church. 10 miles, 2700',5 hours.MichaelF02/04/2022
With David Alexander. Parked (13:25) at Glen Artney Church, walked up road then alongside Water of Ruchill to Allt Ollach. Bridge is above the waterfall where the slope lessens. Steeply up Am Beannan, then surprisingly easy trod path all the way to summit. Return same route except after bridge angled down the moor to the river. Good dry slightly hazy day, views all round. Finish 18:00dbb18/03/2022
Simple walk up, skirting the boggy areas, from Meall Clachach. Very photogenic summit. Solo.Dangerous Dave05/03/2022
Route to Uamh Bheag from Callander after fresh snowfall, starting at bottom of road leading to Bracklinn Falls. Walked up icy road approx 2.5km and crossed bridge to follow track, gaining height quickly. Left track to climb Tom Dubh, rejoined track for short while before climbing Meall Leathan Dhail. Returned to track to its end then traversed to beallach and climb to Meall Clachach. Along broad ridge to Uamh Bheag and East Top (plus the 2 other high points). Return to Uamh Bheag and more direct descent to rejoin the outward route. Camped at beallach before walking out. Fine bright conditions and fresh snow, drifted in places, made progress relatively slow, and substantial thaw overnight.RobertP25/02/2022
From Glen Artney, steep ascent up Am Beannan. Over to Meall Clachach and onto Uamh Bearg, boggy traverse to Being Odhar. At this point mist was so bad and time was pressing so we bailed Beinn Nan Run. Headed down and north as quickly as possible and ended up following streams back to Glen Artney. A very fraught day.Longwojo14/11/2021
A very pleasant, easy walk from Easter Bracklinn road end. Up to the farm, past Middle Bracklinn, then easy track, nice and grassy once past fields; bizarre number of cattle grids. ATV track continues up Allt Ruighe an Eas, crosses at a makeshift bridge marked by posts and continues below the hill. I left it at a grass topped hag, good, unusual marker for return and hacked up the W face of the hill, which soon becomes pleasant short grass, bits of sandstone scree near the top, joining the fence near the summit, steep and easy.Gill17/10/2021
Uamh Bheag from Glen Artney via Am Beannan and Meall Clachach. On to trig point and east top. Peat hags not as bad as was expecting plus there is a trodden path for a lot of the way. Descent via Corie na Fionnarachd on deer path.Fife Walking26/09/2021
Needed for current round of the Donalds, approached from Callander for a change. A diversion to Rob Roy's cattle fank on Uamh Mhor was well worthwhile, a fascinating, deep, rocky cleftColin Crawford08/07/2021
2nd timerussell6122/06/2021
Was fairly dry underfoot after a few days of sunshine, but the peat hags were still tough going. Great day though.Alan31/05/2021
2/2 With Meall na Fearna from Glen Artney. Had planned to go on to Creag na h-Eararuidh but soft snow and no winter boots turned me back â Uamh Beag a consolation prize. Showers (snow and hail), lying snow from about 700m mark. Rounsfell07/05/2021
Four times is enough. This one was to survey the cols for the East Top and for Beinn nan Eun. From the south, using bike along wind farm track.alda26/11/2020
Hill yomp with TamTamCollie17/10/2020
Parked at Glen Artney Church car park, then walked up Findhu Glen, then ascenting up Beinn nan Eun (no cairn only a wooden post). Over Beinn Odhar then up to Uamh Bheag to see the carved wood face! Descenting via Meall Clachach, I stupidly carried on down the north face of Am Beannan was far too steep for comfort. The peat hags were extensive across the tops. Sunny intervals with a moderate breeze all day.chillyman807/06/2020
From church car park in Glen Artney, W along road to bridge over Water of Ruchill, then across fields and up An Beannan, on to Meall Clachach, Uamh Bheag, then E to trig point and E top, then Beinn Odhar and Beinn nan Eun, descending N to bridge over river S of Auchnashelloch and back to car parkkdbennett21/03/2020
From parking at Glen Artney road end. Had planned hill to North but there was stalking there so headed south on East bank of Water of Ruchill then up An Beannan and south to summit cairn. Not a bad route for this hill.willyross19/09/2019
The 2nd of 4 on an anticlockwise circuit of the Donalds above Glen Artney. Parked in the church car park at 711461 & up Meall Clachan. From Meall Clachan, followed path to left of fence which bypasses the peat hags in col & heads up to summit next to cairn & fence junction. Continued to Beinn Odhar. (S)gerrybowes20/08/2019
Contnued along fence S from Meall Clachach to UB summit; first phase lunch. Turned E along fence to reach trig pillar and went out N to putative and unmarked top of UB (663.4). Returned ESE to fence and down to peat hags, close to windfarm, struggling NNE through deep hags to head for Beinn Odhar. Weather continued fine with a little more W wind. Second visit, also solo, to UB was on 17/10/2015.First visit22/08/2009, J&MB,as Graham,start N of Callander Golf course.jacobus08/07/2019
From Uamh Bheag return down and over Meall Clachach and Am Beannan.smocks and denims15/05/2019
too late in the day after leaving Stirling having woken up too late, so ran out of daylight to cross over to the other hump and tump some it to the eastvegibagger15/11/2018
Surveyed with Graham Jackson and Dave Marshall Galltywenallt25/10/2017
On round of the Glen Artney Donalds and Donald Tops.nickywood117/07/2017
Followed SMC Grahams and Donald circuit: Am Beannan - Meall Clachach - Uamh Bheag W and E tops - Beinn Odhar - Beinn nan Eun. Rime on the ground helped with the peatier sections. Otherwise Spring-like, with a skein of geese flying North, bright sun and a cloud inversion.Nick Down121/01/2017
Weather fair.MountainMac04/01/2017
3 of 7: From Meall Clachach.ChrisR28/10/2016
Wet day walk from Glen ArtneyDavid Greaves09/07/2016
Route as per SMC Grahams & Donalds book. 7 hours for the circuit: hard going for most of the way with no paths to speak of and lots of peat hags.TRG31807/07/2016
My last Donald. Solo celebration with a wee dram of Lagavulin.ngthack06/04/2016
With Jenx from below East Bracklin (Easter Brackland on map). Then track all way past Middle Bracklin which continues as a fine track all the way to GR67522 10854, within 2km of top. Good walking over heath to foothills and newish fence all way to summit. Detour via Beinn Breac trig and return much the same way in under 3hrs.nordicstar17/12/2015
Nice walk with some cows on the way.jenx17/12/2015
Solo on final walk for Donalds and Tops; came over Meall Clachach and continued onto Beinn Odhar, the final Top. UB first visited, 22/08/2009, with J and M whilst chasing Grahams and third walk was solo during second D&T round on 08/07/2019.jacobus17/10/2015
Round of Uamh Bheag and Beinn nan Eun. Bogfest.Roblex22/07/2015
Clockwise round of the four tops from Glen Artney. Useful bridge over Findhu Burn just north of woods (not shown on map)dickscroop22/12/2014
Another Donald done today. The bealach between the two of them has the worst peat bogs I have ever seen. You could easily 'disappear' and be lost forever!Play2End07/08/2014
With Mora, from Glen Artney.BLACKHILL15/05/2014