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TITLE
Devil's Elbow, Cairnwell Pass
EXTERNAL ID
PC_JMSTRACHAN_129
PLACENAME
The Devil's Elbow
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
PERTH
PERIOD
1970s
CREATOR
JM Strachan
SOURCE
J I R Martin
ASSET ID
28978
KEYWORDS
Cars
Perthshire
roads
vehicles
Devil's Elbow, Cairnwell Pass

The Devil's Elbow is the name given to a double hairpin bend with a gradient of 33%, located on the old road between Glen Shee and Braemar.

The mountain pass between Glen Shee and Braemar is known as the Cairnwell Pass and is the highest main road in the UK. The summit of the Cairnwell Pass has an elevation of 670 metres (2199 ft), and the Devil's Elbow is located approximately one mile from the summit. The Devil's Elbow is now bypassed by a wider modern road, but the old road can still be seen.

It has been suggested that the car is a late 1930s Plymouth Special Deluxe Sedan.

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Devil's Elbow, Cairnwell Pass

PERTH

1970s

Cars; Perthshire; roads; vehicles

J I R Martin

The Devil's Elbow is the name given to a double hairpin bend with a gradient of 33%, located on the old road between Glen Shee and Braemar. <br /> <br /> The mountain pass between Glen Shee and Braemar is known as the Cairnwell Pass and is the highest main road in the UK. The summit of the Cairnwell Pass has an elevation of 670 metres (2199 ft), and the Devil's Elbow is located approximately one mile from the summit. The Devil's Elbow is now bypassed by a wider modern road, but the old road can still be seen.<br /> <br /> It has been suggested that the car is a late 1930s Plymouth Special Deluxe Sedan.