Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve

Aberfeldy and Loch Tay


At an impressive 3984ft, Ben Lawers is the highest mountain in the central highlands and the 10th highest Munro. The summit is made accessible by a high-level car park from which to tackle the ascent - though one must be careful driving the mountain's incline in the winter months due to steep terrain and heavy snow.

The mountain is home to Britain's most celebrated collection of rare arctic-alpine plants, as well as over 600 varieties of lichen. Ptarmigan, ravens, skylarks, ring ouzels, and black grouse are frequent visitors of the slopes, and lucky climbers may also catch a glimpse of the distinctive Red Deer - Britain's largest land mammal.

There are plenty of family-friendly trails for exploring Ben Lawers' lower levels; the Edramucky Trail, for example, offers a gentle, enjoyable walk and is incredibly picturesque. Also ample in archaeological remains, the Kiltyrie Hidden History Trail narrates the experiences of past inhabitants of the hills.

Where we are

Lynedoch, Main Street
FK21 8UW

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