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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

At 1,214m (3,984ft), Ben Lawers is the highest mountain in the central Highlands and gives its name to this internationally important nature reserve. As well as celebrity status for its rich arctic-alpine flora, it boasts seven Munros overlooking Loch Tay offering a variety of exhilarating walks, all with spectacular views.

But you don’t have to head for the summits to enjoy the scenic landscape – the picturesque Edramucky Trail is great for families to explore and find out about nature. Ben Lawers is also teeming with wildlife – from tiny insects to our largest mammal, the red deer, along with raven, redpoll, black grouse and ptarmigan.

These hills are also rich in archaeological remains and the story of past inhabitants is revealed on the Kiltyrie Hidden History Trail.

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