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Name:Knock Hill
Hill number:1506
Height:430m / 1411ft
RHB Section:21A: Tomintoul to Banff
County/UA:Aberdeenshire (UA), Moray (UA)
Catchment:Deveron, Catchment Boundaries
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (400-499m), Yeaman
Grid ref:NJ 53708 55145
Summit feature:large cairn 15m SW of trig point
Col:127m  NJ370500  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 29
(1:25k) 425N
Observations:cairn base is 50cm higher than flush bracket of trig point (NJ 53723 55158)
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 163 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
My second hill of the day. After driving past Swilebog there is good parking just by the sharp right turn which is right by the path that leads all the way to the summit. The road is in quite poor condition however. Great views from the top.Peterb03/01/2020
From NJ547553, Swilebog. Small parking area at end of very narrow road with potholes and rough edges. No sign of the path at the CP but from the CP, go about 20 metres N, then grassy path will be seen heading off W. Upper part of original path now quite eroded, new path to the L is very slippery peat, in the wet - better to descend in the eroded groove than hit the deck multiple times.Isbjorn23/05/2019
Good parking at end of minor road past Swilebog GR548 553. Good path directly up hill to summit. Good viewpoint.JulieB11/05/2019
From parking area at end of minor potholed road at Swilebog - Follow track to right then a path goes straight up hill through trees / gorse / heather - Fabulous views from the summit on this bright sunny morning.briandavies10/05/2019
Solo trip. Quite a poignant memorial cairn to a young man by the summit, as well as the summit cairn and squat trig pillar.Invicta1420/08/2018
Climbed via track from Swilebog. Hot going, but refreshing breeze at top.mcbboyd20/07/2018
Easy parking by the bend above Swilebog, and an easy and very pleasant walk up the path. The main path is very worn out, but there's a new peaty path emerging alongside it, which is much easier. Splendid views all the way. My first Marilyn as a Scottish resident.Gill14/07/2018
Distinctive rounded heathery hill. P to E - very direct path to summit.ger19/04/2018
Parked at the T junction beyond Swilebog to the east. Easy path if a little peaty to summit. Unusual trig shape, more square/fat. Under 40minsN.Morters12/04/2018
One for the wellies, this one. 4th of 7 today, on a lovely sunny day: Ben Aidan, Knockan, Meikle Balloch, Knock Hill, Fourman Hill, Hill of Tillymorgan, Hill of Foudland.PGCE20/02/2018
From Swilebog. With Karen,Sam and Lauren.ChrisR03/09/2017
Walked up from Swilebog, the weather was pretty miserable and the path - well it was a slimy river, worse on the way down as the heather route also proved to be very slippy - I was on my *rse more than once. Sapphire did really well as the are some quite big jumps up on the way.thejackrustles26/08/2017
Straight up and down the trench from Swilebog wood. Enjoyed checking the accuracy of the points on the summit stone compass/clock.summitter17/04/2017
short, steep and boggygettingonabit19/03/2017
Ascended in the evening after business meeting in Keith. Parked at corner in road just beyond Swilebog and ascended via path marked on OS. Path very eroded.raffemeister02/08/2016
From Swilebog, line has become a drainage channel and today had frozen solid. Avoided in heather but took an hour to go up and return,nordicstar20/01/2016
More like an ice climb in places today! The path really needs rerouting.jenx20/01/2016
Weather fair with clag patches, snow on ground.MountainMac18/01/2016
From bend in road by Swilebog. Route and write-up at:
swilebog steep path to the top.robertphillips16/05/2015
Straightforward up and down. Good views. LMAO iN the sunshine!elizyanne04/05/2015
With EAGmacT04/05/2015
From the east side above Swilebog where a car can be parked easily. The steep track quickly leads to the summit. With Lex and Bec.bolton16/02/2015
With Phil massey!Becc16/02/2015
Parked at farm, high cloud, sunny spells, windy on top, good views, with Debbie.iangalbraith25/10/2014
Path from the east (Swilebog)AndrewFinnimore05/08/2014
parked above Swilebog to E and easy ascent of a hill which an be seen for miles around. Simple bag, then across to Wether HillThearlaichdubh07/05/2014
Doing trig. Great views. Interesting summit features.BigJ20/03/2014
Great short climb, first time even though I have lived in the area for years!NRGHGray02/06/2013
From sharp bend W of Swilebog. Well trodden path to summit, but rather muddy in parts. Medium sized cairn on the highest point some metres from the trig point. Also a much smaller cairn.pwbellarby02/10/2012
Parked at the bend of a minor road off the A95 (SSW of Gordonstown) at Swile Steading. Route is across fields and up a steep, short but well eroded and muddy track direct to the summit.sotabagger06/08/2012
Solo, straight up from nr Knockbog. Steep heather, no path, but short.amswanston11/05/2012
Straightforward ascent by path from the east.JohnW22/10/2010
Revisit. TP large, squat c. 600 x 600mm with sides vertical. Good path from E. #18 of 24 Marilyns in 24h with Brent Lynam in the driving seatRHW25/02/2007
Straightforward climb from road end past Swilebog, on a peatty path which could be bad in wet conditions but not a hard slog.torkm05/08/2006
Steep path to summit.Eddie02/09/2004
From Swilebog. On bridal path through wood to lych gate to open moor. Straight uphill on WDP into mist and top. 15.20.arranc23/06/2004
Date is first visit. Notes from later...good summit & view. car pk at cnr 547553, follow rd N 50m N then good FP from gate to summit RHW27/08/2001
With Claire.MickyRoss10/09/2000
With Mirk.MickyRoss21/05/1994
Date uncertain. Only time so far despite passing many timesrjf3501/07/1973
Ben Rinnes25/10/2019
Simon Winton14/02/2019
dave g18/01/2019
carole engel23/10/2018