C83 (Eilean Siar)
|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||4.1 miles (6.6 km)|
|Route outline (key)|
The C83 is the Committee Road between Sollas and Paible in the west of Uibhist a Tuath (North Uist). It was apparently built in the early 1900s as unemployment relief and provides a shortcut between the coastal communities on the north and south side of the island and access to the peat bogs where local workers extract and dry turf for fuel.
The road starts on the coast just to the south west of Sollas and heads south, increasing steadily in altitude before slipping through the low pass between hills, then turns a little south west and descends again to rejoin the A865 between Paible and Kirkibost.
|C83 (Eilean Siar)|