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Scottish Hill Passes

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A page listing notable hill passes in Scotland.

This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it.

The listing is ordered roughly from North to South.

Image Road Name From To Max. Altitude More Info
Photo-required.png B9176 Struie Hill Alness Dornoch Firth 794' (242m) Formerly the A836.
Photo-required.png Unclassfied Quiraing Uig Staffin 860' (262m) West-east route across Trotternish on Skye.
B-naba2.jpg Unclassfied Bealach na Ba Applecross Lochcarron 2054' Third highest road in Scotland. Gaelic for "The Pass of the Cattle", it is famous for its tight hairpin bends and 20% gradients. Was once the only route to Applecross.
Photo-required.png A833 Beauly Drumnadrochit 860' (262m)
Photo-required.png unclassified Tomatin Farr 1558' (474m) Ninth Highest Road in Scotland.
The A9 at Slochd - Geograph - 66894.jpg A9 Slochd Summit Inverness Aviemore 1345'
Photo-required.png A939 Corgarff Gairnshiel Bridge 1804' (548m) Sixth Highest Road in Scotland
Photo-required.png B976 Gairnshiel Bridge Crathie 1575' (479m) Eighth Highest Road in Scotland.
Photo-required.png Unclassfied Mam Ratagan Pass Shiel Bridge Glenelg 1138' (347m) The only route into the lonely Glenelg peninsula, from where the Glenelg - Kylerhea Ferry crosses to Skye.
Photo-required.png A93 Cairnwell Pass Braemar Glenshee 2199' The highest main road in Britain, the southern ascent used to use the notorious Devils Elbow bends, which is now bypassed.
Photo-required.png A939 Lecht Summit Cockbridge Tomintoul 2110' Second highest road in Scotland. This road is one of the first to be blocked by snow in winter. It was mentioned regularly by Terry Wogan on his Radio 2 Breakfast Show.
Photo-required.png B974 Cairn O'Mounth Marykirk Banchory 1488' More commonly known as Cairn O'Mount.
Photo-required.png A957 Slug Road Stonehaven Crathes 740'
Photo-required.png A9 Pass of Drumochter Dalwhinnie Blair Atholl 1508' Eleventh Highest Road in Scotland
Cor-yarak1.jpg defunct Corrieyairack Pass Laggan Fort Augustus 2560' (780m) approx Built by General Wade in 1731, and probably the highest road ever built in the British Isles.
Photo-required.png A87 Glen Garry Invergarry Bunloyne 1142' (348m) Not exactly a pass as such, but certainly a summit.
Dev-stair.jpg defunct Devils Staircase Rannoch Moor Kinlochleven 1850' (550m) Built by Major Caulfeild c1753.
Photo-required.png A82 Rannoch Moor Bridge of Orchy Glencoe 1145' (349m) Not exactly a pass as such, but certainly a summit.
Photo-required.png unclassified Ben Lawers Road Killin Bridge of Balgie 1816' (552m) Fifth highest road in Scotland
Photo-required.png unclassified Glen Quaich Kenmore Amulree 1770' (538m) Seventh highest road in Scotland
Photo-required.png A83 Rest and Be Thankful Inveraray Arrochar 830'
Photo-required.png A821 Duke's Pass Braeval Kilmahog 794'
Photo-required.png M74 Millbank (Junction 12) Abington (Junction 13) 1060' according to a press report Unmarked by any sign but believed to be the highest motorway in Scotland and highest point on the London-Glasgow route.
Photo-required.png A74(M) Beattock Summit Crawford (Junction 14) Beattock (Junction 15) 1029' The height was shown on a pre-Worboys sign on the old A74 (now B7076), which is bypassed by the modern motorway. The 1015' summit of the Carlisle-Glasgow railway is in a cutting alongside.
Photo-required.png B797 Glengonnar Leadhills Wanlockhead 1532' approx (shown as 466m and 468m on different OS scales) Tenth Highest Road in Scotland. Located between the two highest villages in Scotland.



Scottish Hill Passes
Hill and Mountain Passes
IrelandBarnesmore Gap • Caha Pass • Conor Pass • Doo Lough Pass • Gap of Dunloe • Glenshane Pass • Healy Pass • Moll's Gap • Priest's Leap • Sally Gap • Vee Gap • Wicklow Gap
ScotlandBealach na Ba • (Cairnwell Pass) • Carter Bar • Corrieyairack Pass • Devils Staircase • Gaick Pass • (The Lecht) • Mam Ratagan Pass • Pass of Drumochter • Rannoch Moor • Rest and Be Thankful • (The Slochd)
Wales & MarchesAnchor Pass • The Burway • Bwlch Penbarras • Bwlch y Groes • Bwlch y Cloddiau • Crimea Pass • Gospel Pass • Horseshoe Pass • Llywel Mountain Road • Nant-y-Garth Pass • Pass of Aberglaslyn • Pass of Llanberis • Sychnant Pass • The Wyche
TranspennineBuckstones Pass • Buttertubs Pass • Cat and Fiddle • Harthope Moss • Hartside Top • Mam Tor • Nenthead Pass • Snake Pass • Standedge Pass • Trough of Bowland • Tynehead Pass • Winnats Pass • Windy Hill • Woodhead Pass
LakelandBirker Fell • Blea Tarn Pass • Hardknott Pass • Honister Pass • Kirkstone Pass • Newlands Pass • Old Coach Road • Strawberry Bank • The Struggle • Whinlatter Pass • Wrynose Pass