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Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve

Several of Scotland’s highest Munros, teeming with wildlife and much-loved by walkers.
View across nature reserve to Ben Lawers snow-capped in distance
  • Ben Lawers has the most celebrated collection of rare mountain plants in Britain, as well as over 500 different types of lichen.

  • Look out for wildlife including red deer, ptarmigan, ravens, ring ouzels, skylarks and black grouse.

  • Visit in winter and you might be rewarded by the amazing sight of mountain hares dashing across the hillside in their brilliant white cold-weather coats.

  • Follow the Kiltyrie Hidden History Trail for a glimpse of the lives of people who lived here in days gone by.

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About this place

Stretching 1,214m (3,984ft) above Loch Tay, Ben Lawers is one of Scotland’s highest mountains. It gives its name to a whole National Nature Reserve, which includes six other Munros on the Ben Lawers and Tarmachan ranges. Walk to the summit and you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views of the rugged landscape from Glencoe to the Cairngorms.

But it’s not only hikers who’ll fall in love with the landscape – Ben Lawers is a hotspot for nature enthusiasts. It is renowned for its flora, which includes many rare and endangered arctic-alpine species. Families can discover the varied wildlife around the Edramucky Trail, enhanced by our pioneering conservation work. These hills are also rich in archaeological remains and the story of past inhabitants is revealed on the Kiltyrie Hidden History Trail.

Our accreditations and awards

  • Green Tourism Gold Award