Walk: Knock Knock... Hill's there?

Aberdeenshire | Gordonstown | Short walk | ★★★

[View east from near the summit]

Knock Hill's moorland rises prominently above northern Aberdeenshire's fertile farmland. 430 metres is a lot of height in these parts, and you certainly feel it on the unrelenting, direct ascent, not helped by a path littered with loose stones. Feel sorry for the poor souls who take part in the annual hill race. On the plus side, the views are stunning on a clear day, taking in large parts of north-east Scotland's low ground, coastline and the northern foothills of the Cairngorms.

[The summit has a number of rock sculptures as well as excellent views]

📌 Walk: Knock Knock... Hill's there? ★★★
Start / finish at layby by sharp bend in minor road at Swilebog, 2 mi southwest of Gordonstown, G.R. NJ 547553 ///lime.education.dressing

▶ 2 km / 1 mi | ▲ 240 m | ⌚ Short | Moderate
Features: △ Knock Hill (430 m, sub-2000')
Terrain: Short section of muddy track, then clear but unrelentingly steep and narrow path, rocky and muddy in places.

Route & map

Layby - Knock Hill - return by outward route

Route credit: Walkhighlands

On our visit

Wildlife: Not much...
Weather: Temperature in low teens, hot sunshine and no wind.

[Knock Hill from the approach road]

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