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Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve

Several of Scotland’s highest Munros, teeming with wildlife and much-loved by walkers.

Planning your visit

The NNR car park is the most popular starting point for accessing the summits, the self-guided Edramucky Trail and the low-level Morenish Woodland Trail. Our guided walks begin here too. Information about the property is located immediately adjacent to the car park. There are no toilets, and the nearest publicly available toilets are in Killin. Dogs are welcome but must be kept under proper control, as advised in the Scottish Outdoor Access Code, as there is livestock on the hill.

There are no restrictions on access to the Trust hill ground on the Ben Lawers and Tarmachan ranges during the deer stalking season.

There is a network of paths on the most popular routes. The surfaces are largely natural and roughness is varied, but the paths can be uneven and steep in places. There is waymarking only on the self-guided trails. 

Weather conditions can change dramatically in the hills, even in summer; it is easy to get caught out. Please make sure you are fully equipped when climbing these mountains.

Group visits are welcome and special interest tours led by the rangers can be arranged on request, but the car park at Ben Lawers is not suitable for coaches.

There is a charge of £2 for parking, however the car park is free to members.

For more information about planning your visit please see our frequently asked questions.

If you would like to speak to us we can be contacted by email: or telephone 01567 820988.


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Accessible parking
Dogs welcome
Free member parking
Guided tour
Pay & Display
Self-guided trail

Opening times

Ben Lawers
Current periodAll year, daily

Entry prices

One adult family

Members go free

At all Trust places, admission is free for members.

Join from £50


  • Two parking bays in the car park are reserved for disabled badge holders. 
  • Some of the lower paths are accessible to wheelchair users with assistance.

We have an ongoing programme of accessible content development. Detailed accessibility guides for the most visited Trust places are available on our Accessibility pages as well as links to useful resources.

We would love you to visit the Euan’s Guide website to review the accessibility of Trust places and tell us (and others) what is good and where we need to do better.