Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve

Nature Centres & Reserves

Nts Office, Lynedoch, Main Street, Killin, Perthshire, FK21 8UW

    Famed for its botanical riches, the rare mixture of lime-rich underlying rocks, high altitude and climate mean Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve is home to a wide array of plants.

    You will find lush vegetation on the lower slopes and rare arctic-alpine plants, like alpine saxifrage and gentians, resting high on the mountain.

    The reserve also contains a variety of fauna of particular interest to zoologists. Among the species found on the mountain are red grouse, ptarmigan, ring ouzels and even rarer species, such as Viviparous lizard and wildcats.

    The Central Highlands' highest mountain, Ben Lawers is 1,214 m (3,984 ft), providing views from the Atlantic to the North Sea. The reserve takes in nine mountains, covering the southern slopes of both Ben Lawers and Tramachan’s ranges.

    When planning your visit the best time to see alpine plants is between June and August.

    There are a number of ranger led walks and events taking place throughout the year.


    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016

    All year, daily

    Special Requirements

    • Dogs Welcome Please keep dogs under control at all times.


    • Parking Access unsuitable for coaches. Pay & Display £2

    Road Directions

    On the north side of Loch Tay. The car park lies on a minor road off the A827, six miles from Killin.

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    • Parking provided for visitors

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