Ben Lawers is the 10th highest Munro in Scotland and is internationally recognised for its arctic-alpine flora. There are some interesting stories to tell about its early settlement and its role in the early development of skiing in Scotland!
Ben Lawers is the tenth highest Munro in Scotland. It is internationally recognised for its arctic-alpine flora and is a National Nature Reserve. It also has an interesting human history, with people having lived on its slopes for 9,000 years and farmed there since the Bronze Age. More recently, it played a key role in the early development of skiing in Scotland!
We walk from the National Trust for Scotland car park on the lower slopes of the mountain up to the first summit of Beinn Ghlas and then on to the summit of Ben Lawers itself. For the route down, we follow a quieter path on the north side of Beinn Ghlas. On a good day, this walk can offer great views in all directions.
The walk follows good paths. This is a full mountain day reaching a height of 1,214m - the temperature and the weather ca n change a lot between the low valleys and the summit. The walk starts and finishes at the National Trust for Scotland car park which is signposted from the main road between Kenmore and Killin.
You will need to bring with you a pair of good boots or trekking shoes, waterproofs, a small rucksack, some warm spare clothing, walking poles may also be useful, hand sanitiser, a face mask and something to eat and drink. Sorry, but no dogs.
We can provide this walk on various dates through the summer and autumn, and it's easy to book. To see what dates are available, our terms & conditions and to book on this walk, please go to our website at: https://www.perthshiretreks.scot/ben-lawers.
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