Cairnwell Pass (South side)

 Cairnwell Pass (South side)   

The Cairnwell Pass is a mountain pass on the A93 road between Glen Shee, Perthshire, and Braemar, Aberdeenshire, in the Scottish Highlands. The border between the two counties crosses the summit of the pass. With a summit altitude of 670 m (2199 ft), the Cairnwell Pass is the highest main road in the United Kingdom, and at the summit is the Glenshee Ski Centre, Scotland’s largest and oldest ski centre. Historically, the pass was a drover’s route from the Lowlands to the Highlands. The road is often blocked by snow in the winter, with snow gates at Braemar, at the summit (south of the Ski Centre), and at the Spittal of Glenshee.


Region: Scotland
City: Perth and Kinross

Distance: 28.79 km
Elevation Gain: 397 m
Elevation Loss: 382 m
Difficulty: 345 (Easy)
FIETS Index: 0.93 FIETS
Avg Grade: 2.62 %
Max cat climb: 2
Min elevation: 326 m
Max elevation: 682 m
Ride Category: Hilly

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