Bealach na Bà

Local nameBealach na Bà
LocationScotland, UK

Bealach na Bà is a winding single track road through the mountains of the Applecross peninsula, in Wester Ross in the Scottish Highlands.

The historic mountain pass was built in 1822 and is engineered similarly to roads through the great mountain passes in the Alps, with very tight hairpin bends that switch back and forth up the hillside and gradients that approach 20%. It has the steepest ascent of any road climb in the UK, rising from sea level at Applecross to 626 metres, and is the third highest road in Scotland.

The name is Scottish Gaelic for Pass of the Cattle, as it was historically used as a drovers' road. Bealach na Ba is pronounced Bee-al-uch nu Ba.

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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bealach_na_Bà

Address (Unnamed Road), IV54 8, United Kingdom

Coordinates 57°25'8.101" N -5°42'31.555" E

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