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  • Ben Lawers, Scotland's tenth highest Munro
    Ben Lawers, Scotland's tenth highest Munro© The National Trust for Scotland
  • Ben Lawers interpretation at the start of the trail
    Ben Lawers interpretation at the start of the trail© The National Trust for Scotland
  • Climbers are rewarded with magnificent views of Ben Lomond
    Climbers are rewarded with magnificent views of Ben Lomond© The National Trust for Scotland
  • Visitors learn about the landscape of Ben Lawers
    Visitors learn about the landscape of Ben Lawers © The National Trust for Scotland
  • Walkers out among the heather
    Walkers out among the heather© The National Trust for Scotland
  • There is a range of walks at Ben Lawers for abilities
    There is a range of walks at Ben Lawers for abilities © The National Trust for Scotland

Ben Lawers is Scotland’s tenth highest Munro and the central Highlands' highest mountain, stretching 1,214m (3,984ft) above Loch Tay. Make it to the summit and you’ll be rewarded with magnificent views of Ben Lomond and Glencoe to the west, and the Cairngorms to the north.

It’s part of the Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve, which encompasses nine mountains within the southern slopes of the Ben Lawers and Tarmachan ranges, seven of which are Munros. The area attracts walkers and climbers of all levels, who are drawn to the varied and scenic routes available.

Ben Lawers is a hugely significant place for botanists as it is renowned for its arctic-alpine flora, many of which are rare and endangered species. The area is also home to a variety of wildlife including red deer, ptarmigan, black grouse and ravens.

Seven of the Trust's 46 Munros are at Ben Lawers (What is a Munro?).


Ben Lawers Guidebook

Ben Lawers Guidebook

With some of the most spectacular scenery in Scotland, Ben Lawers is a magnet for walkers, geologists and naturalists. In the Trust's care are 3,374 ha (8,339 a) of the southern slopes of the Lawers range and 1,348 …

Ben Lawers Guidebook£3.00
 

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