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Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve (NTS)
Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve (NTS)

Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve (NTS)

Perthshire's highest mountain with views from the Atlantic to the North Sea, Ben Lawers is well-known for the rich variety of its mountain plants.

Britain's 10th highest mountain, Ben Lawers, 1214m, is well-known for its unique range of mountain plants. The soft calcareous rock creates a fertile soil that supports such rarities as the vivid alpine forget-me-not, the exquisite alpine gentian, and delicate drooping saxifrage. Spring is heralded by the striking purple saxifrage. Later pink cushions of moss campion brighten the slopes. Birds include raven, ring-ouzel, red grouse, ptarmigan, dipper and curlew. Way marked nature trail on lower slopes. Image © National Trust - Ben Lawers

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