Name:Steele's Knowe
Hill number:1662
Height:485.5m / 1593ft
RHB Section:26A: Central Scotland from Dumbarton to Montrose
Donald area:Ochil Hills
County/UA:Perth and Kinross (UA)
Catchment:Catchment Boundaries, Earn, Forth
Watershed:Firth of Tay, Ardlamont Point to Fife Ness, Firth of Forth
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (400-499m)
Grid ref:NN 96947 07988
Summit feature:trig point
Col:308m  NO016079  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 58
(1:25k) 366E
Survey:Abney level/Leica RX1250
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From the end of the road there’s just enough room to park a car opposite the farm at Coulshill. From here just a direct line through the easy sheep and cow fields. Nice route.Peterb16/09/2018
Circuit from home via Yett.richtea504015/01/2018
An easy plod up the wind farm track on a dreich day.Chris Peart23/10/2017
Afternoon solo walk round the wind turbines from Tormaukin via Borland Glen; good visibility, despite rain which was not forecast.barnz4817/09/2017
Evening walk up the wind farm trackN.Morters28/08/2017
Easy walk up the wind farm tracks from the Car Park at 971 051. Easy ground for the final few hundred metres to the summit. Returned via Ben Thrush.martin_hall21/04/2017
Solo. From Glen Sherup carpark at NN971051. Circuit over Steele’s Knowe. After ascending Ben Trush and Rowantree Craig continued mostly on wind farm tracks to Steele’s Knowe. Visited the southerly, slightly lower 485m spot height and then the trig point at the summit. Went on to Eastbow Hill, East Craigs and the Law.pwbellarby12/03/2017
Steele's Knowe trig and second OS 485m spot height (which seems lower), Rowantree Craig, Ben Thrush. A dreich day after a week of rain, so the windfarm access road was the dry option, its tediousness relieved by what may be the planet's only 19 mph speed limit sign. For the first time in a dozen years of hill walking, I fell into a cattle grid, both boots slipping on the snow covered grid at the turbine 5 turning, and my shins rattling like xylophones against the metal as I made the short and inglorious descent into the cattle grid's basin.Nick Down105/02/2017
Windfarm road. With mora.BLACKHILL21/10/2016
Up wind farm road from the S. Route and write-up at: http://gayleybird.blogspot.co.uk/2016/05/three-and-extra-one.htmlGayle28/05/2016
Debs and Goska, from Glen Devon on way home from AviemoreMountain Goat23/03/2016
Used the wind farm road. Nice walk in heavy fog. Not seeing the turbines but hearing them makes for an interesting walk. Nice easy first walk of the year to break in new boots. Ben Thrush on the way down.Stevend102/01/2016
With Jenx from farm to north. Lovely access from Auchterader to 230m and then easy grass slopes to summit trig. Why folk would want to walk the longer turbine road which starts lower? And risk ice falling on their head in winter.nordicstar03/12/2015
Straightforward from end of road to the north. Easy walking and only one fence to cross. Friendly cows in first field. Good views of an attractive valley.jenx03/12/2015
Weather fair but views murky.MountainMac01/11/2015
Circuit from home via Black Maller.richtea504027/07/2015
I used the Green Knowe wind farm access road to bag Ben Thrust, Rowantree Craig and Steele's Knowe.Dugswell222/07/2015
Began at start of windfarm track in Glendevon off A823 at NN 97841 05285 - room to park 2-3 cars without causing obstruction. Took windfarm track up to the head of the Eastplace Burn glen, then round its head and down to wide bealach. Left track at wind turbine no.6 across grassy moor to trig point on summit. Walk done in wonderful weather during a weekend break at the excellent Tormaukin Inn. Walk continued to Rowantree Creag.marktrengove18/04/2015
Parked in convenient space at entrance to wind farm on A 823. Walked up track as far as generator 5 and made final climb across grass to summit.SteveSmith10/02/2015
wind farm entrance up tracks to the summit.robertphillips23/12/2014
Via windfarm roadAndrewFinnimore18/11/2014
Parked hotel car park - notice says, private car park, walkers welcome. Took the old right of way track, wind farm road soulless. Overcast then sunny, mild, calm, good views.iangalbraith29/10/2014
Clockwise circuit from south west.vegibagger22/09/2014
Self, Peter and BonnieInvicta1421/10/2013
Start: Glen Devon. Ran up the wind farm access track and returned the same way. I expect that an ascent via Borland Glen would be nicer, but parking in Glendevon may be a problem except through agreement with the Hotel owners.raffemeister01/09/2013
MC JC OMartin6607/01/2012
From near Glendevon, up new ghastly windfarm road. Takes you to about 350m from summit.Aye Jimmy20/06/2011
From farm to north.richtea504025/01/2010
Eastbow Hill has wider views of Strathearn and makes for a good round trip.neimcv30/07/2009
Ascended from the Corb Glen.JohnW22/10/2007
Ascended while G8 summit was in progress at Gleneagles.Topographer5707/07/2005
Solo Uisdean2529/01/2005
Walked with Joanna whilst living in Dollar along with Carlownie Hill and Eastbow Hill. Not sure of date.alasdaircairns01/01/2005
From Glendevon YH. No windfarm then.agentmancuso16/07/2004
From Glendevon by track including Ben Thrush on return.Eddie22/08/2003
From Coulshill. 3/4m on road before crossing fence, downhill over rough ground and stream to faint track through 2 gates and up by side of fir plantation. Heron. Buggy tracks on grass to shoulder by small wood. Over rough mossy sheep grass for last 1/2 mile to top at 13.45.arranc10/06/2002
01/03/2012 - 2nd visit.russell6105/04/2002
dulllish tussocky summit, fine approach & view. (1) Glendevon YH (Glenfoot cattery) 989046, via Borland pass summit; (2) from NNW RHW18/11/2001