Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve
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Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve

Upcoming Events

Butterflies and moths of the mountain

8 Jul 2020
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Discover some of the butterflies and moths that live on the lower slopes of these mountains, including the elusive mountain ringlet (weather permitting).

Mountain flowers

10 Jul 2020 - 17 Jul 2020
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On this high-level guided walk we aim to see some of the arctic-alpine plants for which these hills are famous. 

A kid's-eye view of Ben Lawers

14 Jul 2020 - 25 Aug 2020
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Join us for a special children’s nature walk along the Edramucky Trail.

Hidden History

15 Jul 2020 - 2 Sep 2020
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Part of the Festival of Archaeology, join us to explore the rich archaeological landscape on the slopes below Ben Lawers NNR.  

Flora and fauna of the hillside

22 Jul 2020 - 19 Aug 2020
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Familiarise yourself with some of the characteristic plants and wildlife on the lower slopes of these mountains.

Upland plant identification course for habitat surveys

1 Aug 2020
Paid Event

Learn to identify key upland plants on this 2-day course. 

Hillside Safari

5 Aug 2020
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Experience the rich flora of the lower slopes of this famous botanical nature reserve and learn about the varied wildlife flourishing in restored native plant communities.

An introduction to real navigation

7 Aug 2020
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Don’t rely on your GPS or phone – get to grips with the basics of how to use a map and compass in the hills. The route will involve rough ground and moderate gradients so requires a reasonable level of fitness.

Moths of Ben Lawers

28 Aug 2020
Paid Event

Join us as part of National Moth Night and see some of the fascinating nocturnal moths of the reserve. You can either come along on Friday evening as the Trust rangers set harmless light traps and watch as the moths start to come in, or on Saturday morning to inspect the overnight catch, or both.

Ben Lawers ridge walk

30 Sep 2020
Paid Event

Walk the 7 peaks of the Ben Lawers range, with a qualified mountain leader who has detailed knowledge of the flora and wildlife of the area.