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Name:Ben Lawers
Hill number:141
Height:1214m / 3983ft
RHB Section:02B: Glen Lyon to Glen Dochart and Loch Tay
County/UA:Perth and Kinross (UA)
County (CoH):Perthshire (CoH)
County (CoA):Tayside (CoA)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Munro, Historic County Top,
Current County/UA Top, Administrative County Top, Murdo, Yeaman, Trail 100
Grid ref:NN 63555 41416
Summit feature:trig point
Col:299m  NN292538  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 51
(1:25k) OL48E 378E
Observations:rock 5m N is of very similar height
Survey:Abney level
Comments:Added to Trail 100 list Jan 2020
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  • Tayside (1974) administrative county top
  • Perthshire historic county top
  • Perth and Kinross current county/UA top

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After doing Beinn Ghlas its an easy path to do great viewsAristotle Chip02/08/2020
Failed attempt at bigger route. Forecast wrong. Calm in valleys but c35mph on tops. Snow underfoot and icy sleet falling. Turned back after Lawers. Did not lift all day. Rounsfell30/10/2019
Climbed with Lucy in heavy fog.honey badger13/10/2019
From NTS car park, along track up Beinn Ghlas, continuing along to Ben Lawers, returning to col between the two, then along the Beinn Ghlas bypass track, rejoining path back to car park. With JAS.kdbennett28/09/2019
Beautiful day on the hills. Nice little round of 5 starting at meal greigh and finishing with beinn ghlas. Definitely ones to return toNicky C28/09/2019
With E. From Ben Lawers car park. A wet day with low cloud and poor visibility throughout the walk.Beeliner03/09/2019
Early morning walked up from An Stuc. Thought we were in for an inversion on the way up but all we got was mist, rain, no view and stared at by sheep.Canny27/07/2019
Climbed with Dan Arnold and Robert Baldie,m left a car at Ben Lawers Hotel, started from Nature Reserve car park. Bagged Beinn Ghlas, Ben Lawers and An Stuc then returned to Hotel along the Lawers Burn. Overcast / hazy but warm all day.chillyman823/06/2019
Part of our Scottish 3 peak challengerossdrummond21/06/2019
An Stuc, Beinn Ghlas, Ben Lawers, Meall a'Choire Leith, Meall Corranaich, Meall Garbh (Ben Lawers), Meall Greigh Return Route very wetHuwel19/06/2019
Debs & Talisker. From Car Park, route as described in Pocket Mountains Southern highlands. 6hrs30. 5 Munros's and a Munros Top.Mountain Goat19/06/2019
Alan, Angela, Craig, Graham, Jane, Jeannie, RobertNHWC09/06/2019
Passed over Bien Ghlas on route. Elapsed-5:30hstevehiker07/06/2019
1214mThe Grouse06/05/2019
Dusting of snowcjo02/03/2019
First hill of second day on Scotland trip w/ Pete + Joe, snowy and windypenbet12/11/2018
Beinn Ghlas, Ben Lawers, Creag an Fhithich & An Stuc, then back over Creag an Fhithich & Ben Lawers before taking the bypass path back to the car park. Minimal views, got soaked, loved it!Chris Mac15/09/2018
Last peak of the day, highest point to date.DaveMc08/09/2018
County top reached from the pay and display carpark £2 on the minor road to Bridge of Balgie off the A827. Route was six miles completed in three and half hours in poor conditions but as there is a clear path all the way navigation was not a problem. Returned over second Munro Beinn Ghlas.WAYNE ROWLETT29/07/2018
With TMD. A straightforward walk today just visiting Beinn Ghlas and Ben Lawers summit. Great weather, stunning views.meltdiceburg19/07/2018
This was my last Munroe, great celebration on the top, completed after a week in Skye. With Otis and AlanGlenford10/06/2018
Round of 5 Munros in the Ben Lawers range.liljonb29/05/2018
Climbed with Beinn Ghlas, sunny warm day, brilliant views.anderson2414/05/2018
From the Lawers car park and a direct ascent of Beinn Ghlas before continuing on to Ben Lawers. Very cloudy on top so returned towards Coire Odhar and with conditions brightening made an ascent of Meall Corranaich.knarf07/05/2018
My third ascent , this time as an assistant leader on the Drovers'Tryst Walking Festival. It was 13 years ago that I did this walk as a novice Munro bagger - Ben Lawers was my 22nd Munro.NormanW08/10/2017
Ben Lawers 7 as a linear walk from Lochan na Lairige to Ben Lawers Hotel with the help of a taxi.Geoff Briggs15/09/2017
From Ben Lawers Car Park (NN 60858 37712) - Beinn Ghlas - Ben Lawers. A dry day but very windy on both summits.david23020112/09/2017
2/2 (Bheinn Ghlas/Ben Lawers)Fergalh28/05/2017
On Day 7 of TGO Challenge. Also climbed on 29/11/86.Phreerunner18/05/2017
4th on Lawers ridgeRodge01/05/2017
With I.McSkimming, via East RidgeHighland Days20/01/2017
21st Munrolojzi86062119/11/2016
Great ridge walk up to the summit. Cloudy on top but stunning views on the way down. With Silas and Stuart.simonjallen28/10/2016
beinn ghlas, ben lawers, creag an fhithich fron nts cp.robertphillips20/10/2016
With Janet, Christine & Bryan.GordyH09/10/2016
First county top in Scotland. I hope the rest won't be as wet, windy or cloudy.Newton Maximus01/09/2016
A grand morning walk. Usual route, CP, nature trail, Beinn Ghlas, Ben Lawers and back on the low road above the Burn of Edramucky! Clear and hot.callumorr16/08/2016
Parked at normal car park west, climbed up onto Beinn Ghlas, then Ben Lawers, then back down side path. Surprisingly sunny but Ben Lawers had a little bit of cloud on top, eventhough we did get the view a couple of times briefly.DanTrig15/08/2016
Ben Lawers outing.justin99927/07/2016
Meall Corranaich, Ben Lawers and Beinn Ghlas from NTS car park, WS.Fred Windsor13/07/2016
w. RickAlexKin4001/07/2016
Completed 5 munros Beinn Ghlas, Ben Lawers, An stuc, Meall garbh and Meall Greighbigeffindavie20/03/2016
very misty dayIsabel22/08/2015
Circuit, taking in the Lawers ridge, from ex-Visitor Centre car park. (
25 - Finishing off the Ben Lawers group. Walk of 5 Munros, including Tarmachan.huwthomas12/08/2015
Completed full roundemily30/07/2015
Done Solo along with three other Munros at western end of groupAimless Rambler14/07/2015
Standard ascent from visitor centre site via Beinn Ghlas, return by bypass path.TRG31811/06/2015