Quiraing Pass

The road to Quiraing Pass: steep gradients and tight bends

Quiraing Pass is a mountain pass at an elevation of 261m (856ft) above the sea level, located on the Isle of Skye in Scotland, with steep gradients and tight bends.

Located on the eastern face of Meall na Suiramach, the northernmost summit of the Trotternishon, the road to the summit, is a winding single paved track. It’s a very scenic drive. The road passes through the Quiraing, or Cuith-Raing, a landslip located on the Northern part of Skye (Trotternish Ridge). The entire ridge was created by a series of landslips over time. The Quiraing continues to move today, requiring yearly road repairs at the base.

Not recommended to newbies. It’s extremely narrow and with 14% gradients. The drive passes though some of the most spectacular landscapes in Scotland, winding through the landscape between the towns of Uig and Staffin. It’s a must-drive for anyone who enjoys the natural scenic landscapes. The road conditions make it cannot be recommended in windy conditions or if it’s misty (low visibility).

The road to the summit is very steep. Starting from Road A855, near Brogaig, a small coastal village on the northwest coast of the Trotternish peninsula, the ascent is 3.54km (2.2 miles) long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 216 meters. The average gradient is 6.1%. 

 

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