Point of Interest

The Cairnwell Pass

With a summit altitude of 670m (2199 ft), the Cairnwell Pass is the highest public road in the United Kingdom. Historically, the pass was a drover`s route from the Lowlands to the Highlands.

At the summit is the Glenshee Ski Centre, Scotland`s largest and oldest ski centre.

A mile south of the summit, the road used to to include a hair-raising, double-hairpin bend.

It was so dangerous that it earned the nick name the Devil`s Elbow.

Much to the relief of motorists, it was bypassed when a section of the road was straightened..

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