Mist blanketing the peak of Ben Lawers, with a ridge path running into the foreground.

Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve

Getting here

The car park is 2 miles up a hill road off the A827, north of Loch Tay.
Address Ben Lawers Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve Killin FK21 8TY

The nearest mainline rail stations are Crianlarich or Pitlochry, and there are some connecting buses.

There is pedestrian access to the car park from the A827 beginning approximately 1 mile west of the hill road at NN614361.

By bike, the property is accessible from National Cycle Network Route 7.

Please note that the car park is not suitable for coaches or large campervans/motorhomes.

Contact information

Telephone: 01567 820988

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Ben Lawers

Current period Open all year, daily

Entry prices

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At all Trust places, admission is free for members.

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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 on site – please make use of the public toilets in Killin or Kenmore before your arrival.

Please observe the Scottish Outdoor Access Code, and remember that 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.

Ben Lawers NNR is a mountain environment and visitors must be appropriately prepared. Weather conditions can change dramatically in the hills, even in summer; it’s very easy to get caught out. Please make sure you’re fully equipped when climbing these mountains. Please stay on the footpaths to protect the fragile mountain vegetation.

Ben Lawers NNR lies at the heart of Breadalbane, literally ‘the heights of Alba’, which offers plenty of reasons to linger. There are various places to eat out as well as accommodation options along the lochside and in the villages of Killin and Kenmore.

Group visits are welcome and special interest tours led by the rangers can be arranged on request.

Use of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) at Ben Lawers NNR

Amateur operators must seek and receive permission from the Property Manager before flying a drone at Ben Lawers. All requests from commercial operators must go via the Trust’s Filming Manager to Drone operators (both commercial and amateur) must have public liability insurance in place and provide insurance details on application.

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

Facilities & access

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

3G/4G coverage

One bay in the car park is reserved for disabled badge holders.

Bike racks are available.

Dogs are welcome but must be kept under proper control, as advised in the Scottish Outdoor Access Code, because there is livestock on the hill.

There’s a car park at Ben Lawers, but it’s not suitable for coaches or large campervans/motorhomes.

Members of the National Trust for Scotland can park for free; otherwise there’s a charge of £4 for parking.


Please see our downloadable leaflets in the Walks highlight.

There’s 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’s waymarking only on the self-guided trails.

Some of the lower paths are accessible to wheelchair users with assistance.