Hillwalking on Ben Lawers

Ben Lawers is located in the Lochaber region of Scotland, just north of Killin. The nature reserve itself overlooks Loch Tay and provides a variety of routes for walking in both summer and winter. The walks tend to be quite long and generally easy in nature with The Tarmachan Ridge providing the most entertainment and Ben Lawers itself providing the most popular route over 2 munros.

Getting there from...

Basically head for Crianlarich and either pass through if travelling south or, if travelling north, take the turning for Killin after descending from Glen Ogle.


Head out of the city towards the Forth Road Bridge - at the time of writing the toll for the bridge is 80p in one direction only. Cross the bridge and head along the motorway towards Perth. Just before Perth itself, take the exit marked Crianlarich. Killin is signposted after Lochearnhead/Glen Ogle.


Head towards Crianlarich and take the Killin turn off...

To get there from Edinburgh/Glasgow you have to head for Perthshire and Lochearnhead. From here you go North to Killin rather than going around the loch.
The local Mountain Rescue team is situated at Killin beneath Ben Lawers.
When you get this far, be careful not to drive pass the small opening which is the road into the mountains.


I am not particularly sure whether there is and rock climbing here, (there must be some somewhere) but it is very popular with walkers.. Ben Lawers is a "very big (nearly 4000ft) round bump" with a motorway 5m wide and 2m deep winding its wap uy the side and over another smaller munro.

IF YOU MUST WALK HERE IN SUMMER, BE CAREFUL AND CONSIDER YOUR ENVIRONMENT. Areas beneath the mountain have already been closed for regeneration and the effects of erosion on the mountain could result in restricted access.
The land around Ben Lawers is owned by The National Trust for Scotland.

Please respect any notices displayed in this environmentally sensitive area.

If you ever find any rock climbing here, please let us know. - thanks.


In winter this is a fantastic, if extremely dangerous, place. There is a high incidence of avalanches here, so be aware of conditions before setting out. This information is usually available from The Avalanche Server Pages.

The area is a winter walker/mountaineers playground, with many routes possible in a variety of lengths and grades. There are lots of interesting grade I/II walks and plenty of grade IIIs.