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Ben Lawers is the highest mountain in the Southern Highlands and one of Scotland's most popular peaks. Rising high above Loch Tay, it is also renowned for its arctic-alpine flora, and is a National Nature Reserve. The mountain is owned by the National Trust for Scotland.
Altitude: 1214 metres
Detailed route description and map
Other routes and challenges
The ascent route given is the quickest, though you could bypass Beinn Ghlas by using the path that cuts across its northern slopes. If transport can be arranged, you could continue from Ben Lawers over An Stuc, Meall Garbh and Meall Greigh before descending to Lawers. Without a car, you could omit Beinn Ghlas and do the route as a circuit from Lawers.
The biggest bagging route hereabouts is a circuit of the 7 Lawers Munros as part of a horseshoe round the Allt a'Chobhair from Camusvrachan in Glen Lyon.