A939 road

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Major junctions
From: Nairn
  A96 A96 road
A940 A940 road
A95 A95 road
A944 A944 road
A93 A93 road
To: Ballater
Road network

The A939 'Lecht Road' connects the A96 at Nairn on the Moray Coast with the A95 Grantown on Spey, then it continues to the A93 at Ballater by way of the Grampian Mountains, passing Tomintoul and the Lecht Ski Centre.

This road passes over four summits:

  1. at Dava Moor 1053 ft (321m),
  2. west of Bridge of Brown 1436 ft (438m),
  3. at the Lecht Ski Centre 2090 ft (637m),
  4. at the Gairnshiel Summit 1836 ft (550m).

On the old A939, now redesignated the B976 between Gairnshiel Bridge and Crathie, the road reaches 1568 ft (478m). The A939 is regularly the first road in Great Britain closed due to snowfall between Cock Bridge and Tomintoul.

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Coordinates: 57°15′46″N 3°30′41″W / 57.2628°N 3.51134°W / 57.2628; -3.51134