Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve
- Telephone 0844 493 2136
- Website www.nts.org.uk/Property/…
Ben Lawers is the central Highlands' highest mountain, at 1,214m (3,984ft). From the summit you can get fantastic views over to Ben Lomond and Glencoe in the west and the high Cairngorms to the north.
The Trust's estate encompasses the southern slopes of the Ben Lawers and Tarmachan ranges, renowned for their arctic-alpine flora, but also offering a variety of scenic walking routes. Most of these are suitable for experienced walkers with the right equipment, but there are gentler routes too.
The Trust’s hill ground is a National Nature Reserve, noted especially for the arctic-alpine flora, and is of international importance.
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Close Encounters: A Children's Walk
Get a little bit closer to some of the animals and plants that live on Ben Lawers. Wellies and waterproofs recommended. Meet at the car park. Booking is essential.
Tue 9 Jul
Tue 23 Jul
Tue 6 Aug
A ranger-led walk exploring the rich diversity of wildlife on the lower slopes of the Ben Lawers reserve. Walking boots and warm clothing should be worn. Meet at the car park.
Wed 3 Jul
Wed 31 Jul
An Introduction to Mountain Plant Identification
A weekend course teaching how to get to know some of the many mountain plants from the richly populated reserve. You'll need suitable clothing, a copy of Francis Rose’s Wild Flower Key and a packed lunch each day.
Fri 28 Jun
Sat 29 Jun
An Introduction to Navigation
Learn the basics of compass and map reading on a guided walk up Ben Lawers. Please wear warm and waterproof clothing, sturdy boots, food and bring along an OS Landranger 51 or Explorer 378 map and a compass. Booking is essential.
Wed 10 Jul
Spot some of the rare alpine and arctic plants which these hills are famous for on this strenuous high level walk. Bring walking boots, suitable clothes and food. Meet at the car park. Booking is essential.
National Moth Night
Get closer to some of the country's lesser-seen moths as they're attracted to harmless light traps. Then, return the next morning if you fancy and see what's been going on during the night. Warm clothes, midge repellent, sunglasses and a torch are recommended.