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Offline Throttled

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Scotland's mountain passes.
« on: August 22, 2014, 14:32:37 PM »
I was looking on the internet for the highest/steepest roads and have found some information that I hope will make a good thread. Firstly Scotland's highest mountain passes. From this site http://www.ocd.org.uk/uk/HighestRoads.html they are (excluding paths)

1 - Cairnwell (A93 Glenshee ski centre) 2198 ft

2 - The Lecht (A939 Lecht Ski centre) 2083 ft

3 - Bealach na Ba (Tornapress to Applecross) 2053 ft

4 - Bridge of Balgie (Milton Morenish to Bridge of Balgie) 1805ft

5 - A' Chrois (Kenmore to Amulree) 1742 ft

6 - The Captains Rd (Tibbie Shiels Inn to B709) 1673 ft  Note - unmettaled.

7 - Wanlockhead (B797) 1531 ft

8 - Pass of Drumochter (A9) 1504 ft

9 - Cairn O' Mount Rd (B974) 1476 ft

10 - Wanside Rigg (B6355) 1421 ft

11 - Carter Bar (A6088) 1371 ft

12 - The Slocht Pass (A9) 1328 ft

13  - Old Skye Rd (Shiel Bridge to Glenelg) 1115 ft

14 - Glen Coe (A82) 1017 ft

15 - The Dalveen Pass (A702) 909 ft

16 - Rest and Be Thankful (A83) 860 ft

17 - The Dukes Pass (A821) 794 ft

As for the steepest,as far as I can find it is claimed to be Bealch na Ba which gets to 20%, but I am not so sure of the information for that.

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Re: Scotland's mountain passes.
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2014, 20:06:08 PM »
I think the Glen Quaich road from Amulree to Kenmore would run pretty close to being the steepest road.

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« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2014, 22:09:26 PM »
1 - Cairnwell (A93 Glenshee ski centre) 2198 ft                                                           bike/car/van

2 - The Lecht (A939 Lecht Ski centre) 2083 ft                                                              bike/car/van

3 - Bealach na Ba (Tornapress to Applecross) 2053 ft                                                   bike/car

4 - Bridge of Balgie (Milton Morenish to Bridge of Balgie) 1805ft

5 - A' Chrois (Kenmore to Amulree) 1742 ft                                                                 bike

6 - The Captains Rd (Tibbie Shiels Inn to B709) 1673 ft  Note - unmettaled.

7 - Wanlockhead (B797) 1531 ft                                                                                 bike

8 - Pass of Drumochter (A9) 1504 ft                                                                            bike/van

9 - Cairn O' Mount Rd (B974) 1476 ft                                                                           van (twice a week)

10 - Wanside Rigg (B6355) 1421 ft

11 - Carter Bar (A6088) 1371 ft                                                                                   bike/van

12 - The Slocht Pass (A9) 1328 ft                                                                                 bike/van

13  - Old Skye Rd (Shiel Bridge to Glenelg) 1115 ft                                                        bike/van

14 - Glen Coe (A82) 1017 ft                                                                                         bike/van

15 - The Dalveen Pass (A702) 909 ft                                                                             bike

16 - Rest and Be Thankful (A83) 860 ft                                                                          bike

17 - The Dukes Pass (A821) 794 ft                                                                                bike


I've got a few left to try and squeeze in yet  :)

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Re: Scotland's mountain passes.
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2014, 19:51:35 PM »
I think the Glen Quaich road from Amulree to Kenmore would run pretty close to being the steepest road.

That appears to number 5 on the list A' Chrois. It is one of the few I have not done, along with Cairn O' Mount Rd, Wanside Rigg and the Old Skye Rd (Shiel Bridge to Glenelg)