Ben Lawers is the highest mountain in the central highlands at 1214m (3984ft) and gives it’s name to a whole estate which includes seven mountains in the Lawers and Tarmachan ranges which overlook Loch Tay. Owned and managed by the National Trust for Scotland Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve (NNR) is one of the most important nature conservation sites in Britain and a key attraction for visitors to the area.
The scenic qualities of the reserve and challenge of the seven Munros attract the majority of visitors but there are opportunities for shorter walks on the lower slopes. The Edramucky Trail, which starts from the reserve car park, is a short self guided trail highlighting some of the varied flora and wildlife. Leaflets are available at the car park. The Kiltyrie Hidden History Trail, which starts from an informal car park signposted off the A827 at Kiltyrie, gives a glimpse of how former inhabitants of the area made their living on the hills. Again, leaflets are available on site.
Guided walks led by reserve staff during the summer months offer an ideal opportunity to experience some of the special features of Ben Lawers NNR. For more details visit the National Trust for Scotland.