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Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve

  • Nature Centres & Reserves
  • Killin
  • Perthshire

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.

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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.

 

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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.

 

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