NG7741 : Pass of the Cattle - 1981

taken 37 years ago, near to Loch Dithreabn na Cuileige [water Feature], Highland, Great Britain

Pass of the Cattle - 1981
Pass of the Cattle - 1981
Pass of the Cattle, Bealach na B is a historic pass through the mountains of the Applecross peninsula, in Wester Ross in the Scottish Highlands and the name of a famous twisting, single-track mountain road through the pass and mountains.
The road is one of few in the Scottish Highlands that 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 boasts the greatest ascent of any road climb in the UK, rising from sea level at Applecross to 626 m, and is the third highest road in Scotland.
The name is from the Scottish Gaelic: Bealach nam B for Pass of the Cattle, as it was historically used as a drovers' road.
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Date Taken
August 1981   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 15 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Coastal  Roads, Road transport 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NG 7795 4166 [10m precision]
WGS84: 57:24.6547N 5:41.9233W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NG 77777 41759
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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