Mountain Passes in Scotland

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Whether it be for the views, for the climbs or for the downhill descents, browse our list of the best mountain passes in Scotland and make your next adventure one to remember. Contributed by the community, for the community, each mountain pass Highlight is a personal recommendation you know you can trust, so simply find your favorite and go.

The top 6 mountain passes in Scotland

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    Bealach na Ba

    Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)

    Proclaimed as one of the UK’s toughest and most magnificent stretches of tarmac, complete with stunning scenery and the greatest amount of ascent of any British road

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    The Corrieyairack Pass

    Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)

    The Corrieyairack Pass has somewhat legendary status in these parts. It climbs up to 2,526 feet (770 meters) and forms part of a network of military roads built in this …

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    Glen Lyon to Loch Rannoch mountain pass

    Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)

    This gravel road crosses the mountains between Loch Rannoch in the north and Glen Lyon in the south.

    Ride easy gravel for most parts, but as it is Scotland, there …

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    Quiraing Pass

    Road Cycling Highlight

    A nicer route you will not find on Skye. The one-lane road over Quiraing takes your breath away. She is a dream for everyone and everyone on the bike.

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    Bealach an Sgairne

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    Flanked by rocky mountains to either side, this pass, named Bealach an Sgairne or Bealach Pass, is an incredible route by bike or foot.

    Passing between the peaks of Meall …

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    Màm Barrisdale

    Hiking Highlight

    It was very windy! : D Otherwise a leisurely hike from Inverie up here and down towards Barrisdale.

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