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Ben Lawers

Scenic mountains and ridges, and the best collection of rare mountain plants in Britain

Perthshire

Ben Lawers teacher information

​Ben Lawers is the highest mountain in the central Highlands at 1,214m as well as a National Nature Reserve.

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Bees and Ben Lawers

Exciting new records have been made of solitary bee species using the recently restored mountain woodlands at Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve.

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Moths of Ben Lawers

Moth Night 2020 takes place from 27–29 August. Here, we look at some of the more unusual day-flying moths found at Ben Lawers.

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Wildlife spotter’s guide: Ben Lawers

Ben Lawers NNR is teeming with wildlife – from tiny insects to Scotland’s largest mammal, the red deer. A number of species have especially adapted to the extreme mountain conditions.

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New discovery on Ben Lawers

During a recent survey, our ecologist spotted a sedge never previously recorded on Ben Lawers NNR.

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Arctic-alpine plants of Ben Lawers

Ben Lawers is renowned for its arctic-alpine plants. It boasts a great diversity of mountain plants, many of them nationally rare.

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Mountain sandwort in decline on Ben Lawers NNR

Detailed monitoring of mountain sandwort, a rare arctic-alpine plant which grows high on Ben Lawers, has shown a worrying decline.

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The insect life of Creag an Lochain

At Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve, Creag an Lochain has an outstanding flora which supports an abundance of insect life.

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Lighting up our summits

At number 19 in our 100 Ways list is our Torchlight Challenge at Ben Lawers, Ben Lomond and Goatfell.

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