Ben Lawers Nature Reserve

Ben Lawers Nature Reserve

To view a spectacular range of mountains, connecting ridges, cliffs and lochans, built of ancient rocks, folded and faulted in striking contortions, and home to the most celebrated collection of mountain plants in Britain, then the Ben Lawers Nature Reserve is the place to visit.

Ben Lawers is home to several of our rarest plants, such as alpine gentian, alpine woodsia, alpine mouse–ear, alpine saxifrage, alpine fleabane and alpine gentian. You can enjoy the sheer variety as well as the unique wildlife by walking around the Nature Trail. 1km of pathway gives way to dramatic views of Loch Tay and the mountains beyond.

Wildlife to keep an eye out for include the Blackgrouse, Mammals such as fox, otter or wildcat, Mountain ringlets (special butterfly) Ravens and Frogs.

The mountain plants discovered in the 18th century are why the Trust bought these hills – to conserve the rare plant communities and species of national and international importance.

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