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Name:Steele's Knowe
Hill number:1662
Height:485.6m / 1593ft
RHB Section:26A: Central Scotland from Dumbarton to Montrose
Donald area:Ochil Hills
County/UA:Perth and Kinross
Catchment:Catchment Boundaries, Earn, Forth
Watershed:Firth of Tay, Ardlamont Point to Fife Ness, Firth of Forth
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (400-499m), Yeaman
Grid ref:NN 96946 07990
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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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 275 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
A round of TUMPs and this Marilyn with Bob. Cool wind, nae bad.Play2End13/02/2024
From main road along wind farm track.Winterfloodian26/08/2023
Emtb up wind farm trackPeteF21/06/2023
From home. Good snow cover. (8)richtea504014/12/2022
Via Cadger's. (7)richtea504007/12/2022
Easy parking in wide entrance to wind farm at NN 9784 0528 - Up track to Turbine 5 & then ATV track/path across rough grass to trig point.gerrybowes23/09/2022
Parked at entrance to wind farm….tracks….and then a short section of off piste whichnis v obvious.VerySlowPlodder03/09/2022
Steele's Knowe from A823hummusg05/04/2022
Parked in Glen Sherup car park. Walked up the windfarm road. Solo.Dangerous Dave07/03/2022
Via Bankfoot (6)richtea504004/11/2021
Solo jog from the eastamswanston04/06/2021
Third hill of trio for final E Ochil Marilyn. Descended via Hillkitty regeneration to just E of Cleuch farm then walk back to WF entrance.iangpark16/04/2021
Circuit of Steele's Knowe and associated tops from Glen Devon.thekirkie pirate25/03/2021
Circuit from home via Eastbow Hill. (5)richtea504019/03/2021
with Tam. Cloud InversionTamCollie07/11/2020
Up from Glendevon Country Park on the wind farm track.David Bremner10/09/2020
Circuit of five hills from home.richtea504006/06/2020
Straightforward circuit of Lamb Hill, John's Hill, Sims's Hill, Green Law, Rowantree Craig and Steele's Knowe, from Littlerig, returning via Corb Glen.TRG31818/03/2020
Followed the windfarm vehicle track the a quick yomp over the rough grass to the trig. A bit misty at the top.lorraine3walking25/01/2020
Parked at end of wind farm track (14:15) and walked up it, then briefly over moorland with faint paths to summit trig. Back by almost the same route. Met a man restarting a turbine. Overcast but clear on top; good views to snowy highland munros. Finish 16:25. 8.5k walk.dbb19/01/2020
Late afternoon walk up Green Knowes wind farm road.vuirich17/01/2020
By windfarm track en route St And to Edinb. Inversion in valleys but most/all of walk in sunshine. Turbines very noisy. Rounsfell10/01/2020
Parked on verge opposite Bankfold entrance then headed directly up hill, mainly on vague ATV tracks.willyross14/11/2019
Parked on the bend at Coulshill farm after seeking permission. An easy solo walk SW in just over one hour return. Kept out of the way of unsightly windfarm tracks using this route. Very hot!bolton23/07/2019
Up by wind farm track. Very straightforward ascent.lenman30/06/2019
Up Green Knowes wind farm track from NN978052. After some intial bends, the track makes an ascending TR of the W flank of Ben Thrush, then over Rowantree Craig. An ATV track eases passage over mild tussocks, from turbine 5. Ben Thrush on the return walk via an ATV track from the last turbine - it is possible to cross the fence easily about 100 ft down the S flank of Ben Thrush and then aim for the Control Cabin.Isbjorn19/03/2019
I'd hoped to go the scenic route, but delays on the A9 forced a detour via the M90 and Glendevon, and a big dump of snow meant that the wind farm entrance was the only practical place to park. The snow made it pleasant to walk up the wind farm track, if a little icy where the contractors had sort of snow ploughed it. An ATV track and path lead from turbine 5 to the trig.Gill29/01/2019
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
3of4: From A823 at windfarm entrance.ChrisR11/09/2018
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:
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.Man of Kernow118/04/2015
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.mntainman10/02/2015
wind farm entrance up tracks to the summit.robertphillips23/12/2014
With Paul, very mistySkerryvore28/11/2014