Ben Lawers Hills
The Ben Lawers hills dominate the north side of Loch Tay forming a sweeping ridge that includes 7 Munros. Ben Lawers is actually the 10th highest mountain in the UK. It is a famous location for rare Alpine and Arctic wildflowers. This is why the southern slopes are now owned by the National Trust for Scotland and managed as a National Nature Reserve. With the car park high on the hillside where the main paths up Ben Lawers leave from access is excellent. A guided walk up Ben Lawers can combine climbing the Munros with looking for wildflowers and offers walks to suit every ability.
This guided walk on Ben Lawers will traverse all 7 Munros in a linear route making it a strenuous day.
We will meet at the walkers car park at The Ben Lawers Hotel where we can pay to leave some cars for the day. The plan is to car share round to the start of the walk north of Lochan na Lairige. Our route crosses a corrie and climbs steeply up Meall a’Choire Leith. From here easy ridge walking leads us to Meall Corranaich.
Here a steep descent follows a good path and leads to the beallach. As soon as we have crossed the beallach we start to climb straightaway. there is another climb to the top of Beinn Ghlas. At this point we join the main path up to the summit of Ben Lawers.
After taking in the expansive summit views our route turns north and heads towards An Stuc. This is a superb peak with extremely steep and rocky slopes. The path down the east ridge is especially steep and requires some scrambling. It’s a fine ridge walk up Meall Garbh and the views back to An Stuc are breathtaking. The walking is easier from here and we continue to follow the undulating ridge out to Meall Greigh. There are great views back to the Ben Lawers hills and Loch Tay. Finally we have a mainly grassy walk down to the car park and refreshments!
Distance: 19km Ascent: 1750m Time: 8-12hrs