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The Times traveled recently on a trip to Scotland with Rob and Pam Keel of McDonough. They were driving the Bealach Na Ba “Pass of the Cattle” Applecross Peninsula scenic route in the Highlands of Scotland. “The Views are simply stunning,” remarked Rob. Bealach na Bà 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. According to wikipedia, 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 percent. It boasts the greatest ascent of any road climb in the UK, rising from sea level at Applecross to 626 meters (2,054 ft), and is the third highest road in Scotland.