The 1,214m / 3,983ft Ben Lawers
mountain is situated 4 miles north of Killin, 71 miles
north of Glasgow, 49 miles west of Perth.
The top image is from the south side of
Killin, at the Falls of Dochart, a top
attraction in the area.
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Camping & Touring Parks in
The 2nd image is of the start of the Hill
Road 4 miles north of Killin.
The 3rd image is of the Car Park 2 Miles up
the Hill Road at about 420m / 1,400ft above Sea
Level. This Car Park and Area are run by the
National Trust for Scotland as a Nature
Reserve. Parking about 2 or 3 pounds per day,
coin machine only in 2021.
The fourth image is from the Ben Lawers
Trail by the Car Park, taking you up through
the Woodland, good Path all the way, try and
stay on the Main Path, help prevent
The Hike in total from the Car Park is about
1,036m / 3,400ft, averaging about 6 hours out
and back, add time on if you intend having a
The 5th image is from above the Woodland
looking at the Trail up to Beinn Ghlas at
1,103m / 3,619ft. The Trail takes you up onto
the East Ridge, tough going on a real hot
The 6th image is from a Cairn looking up to
the summit of Beinn Ghlas, a couple of steep
The 7th image is from the small Cairn on
Beinn Ghlas looking over to Ben Lawers, this is
one of the Top Photos in Scotland, Large
Crossing over from Beinn Ghlas is about 122m
/ 400ft down, then 244m / 800ft up to the
summit of Ben Lawers.
The 8th image shows the top section of the
Trail up to Ben Lawers Summit, first part is
the steepest, then the rest is still steep.
The Summit of Ben Lawers is small for such a
large Mountain, 10th highest Mountain in
Scotland after the 4 at Fort William over
4,000ft, and the 5 at Aviemore over 4,000ft.
There are 4 more Mountains on this Ben
Lawers Range to the north, some people use Two
Cars so can hike over the 6 Mountains, Parking
at the Ben Lawers Hotel 5 miles north, hike
over the 6 Mountains, then drive from the Ben
Lawers Car Park back to the Ben Lawers
Large Image of
the Mountains north from Ben Lawers. Think they
all add up to between 6,000 and 7,000 feet /
2,000m, so a lot of Hiking for one day, only
for the super fit.
Heading back down the Main Trail, as most
people do, you will see Two Trails, the same
one back over Beinn Ghlas, 400ft up then steep
down, or another going round the right side of
Beinn Ghlas, most people take this route back
as it is a real good Trail and a Steady Decline
all the way back to the Car Park, also with a
Fast Flowing Stream if you need more water.
Large Image of
Trails Down and another Mountain that can be
There are a few good places for Meals and
Drinks such as the Killin Hotel
south side of Loch Tay, Ben Lawers Hotel
middle of Loch Tay, and Kenmore Hotel
north side of Loch Tay.
Make sure and take an Ordanance Survey Map
and Compass on these Hikes, and know how to use
them, as in Cloud, these Mountains can be
deadly. In Winter, make sure you have Crampons
and an Ice Axe, and know how to use them.
Some people are now trying out OS Phone Apps
that can help.