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“Hard work shows impressive results” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ben Lawers

Ben Lawers
Lawers, Scotland
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Lawers
Type: Mountains, Outdoors
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Hard work shows impressive results”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

It is clear that a great deal of hard work has been put in to repair the damage done by walkers and deer. The fenced in areas show what the surrounding countryside should look like and the range of flora and fauna that could be present. Even a short walk into the reserve is rewarding. A drive along the tiny road from Glen Lyon to Ben Lawers especially in the mist is magical.

Visited August 2013
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English first
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Nature Reserve provides easy access to the hill with explanatory leaflet”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Driving up 1500 ft means less slog to get to the hill . The reserve is between car park and Munro of the same name. Marked path is fairly easy but probably not suitable for very small children. Enclosed from the hill so no sheep or deer. I let the 2 dogs off the lead but within my sight. Although it was misty and then rained, I enjoyed a safe visit. The road is single track so watch out for motor homes!

Visited July 2013
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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Cold, then warm, then cold, then warm, then really quite cold”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Good parking at the bottom (which is actually quite high up itself) - a voluntary £2 charge to aid upkeep seemed reasonable. At the start there is a track through a nature reserve area which is fenced round to keep animals (deer etc) out - very beautiful area with a stream running through it. this goes on for a while then you head out at the top of this and carry on up. Good paths right to the top - we went up on a clear warm day in June - could be different on a less savoury day. There can be cold breezes blowing across at times making it very variable on the trip. Always great though when you reach the summit :)

Visited June 2013
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East Linton, United Kingdom
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“First Munroe”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

What an amazing place to walk! We didn't manage to get to Ben Lawers but did get as far as Beinn Ghlas, very steep climb. We were up in the clouds are we're unable to see Ben Lawers. It was a great climb for our first Munroe. Looking forward to doing another one!

Visited June 2013
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“Poorly marked and difficult to get down”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

The first part of the hike up is great, the tracks are clear and you have a good concept of where you are going. The final bit is a bit of a nightmare, however. We reached the top on a very cloudy day, so visibility was close to zero. Some markings as to where it is easy to get down would be very welcome, as stumbling aimlessly through bogs gets a bit cold and wet very quickly.

Nevertheless, we had a great time and if they get some signage up there it's a hike I would recommend. Worst case, just go up to the ridge between the two mountains, turn around there and go back, and you've still done a good three hour hike by the time you return to the car park.

Oh, and do suit up in rubber and waterproofs for this one.

Visited May 2013
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