Beinn Ghlas and Ben Lawers

Near Killin - by Gary Paton

Start Point: Lawers visitor centre
Grid Reference: OS sheet 51, GR609378
Time: 4 - 6 hours
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Ben Lawers from the summit of Beinn Ghlas
Graeme at the summit of Ben Lawers


  • The start point for this walk is at the National Trust for Scotland carpark on the road from Loch Tay to Bridge of Balgie in Glen Lyon .

  • This is also the starting point for the Tarmachan ridge, so in summer parking here can be a bit hectic.
  • Follow the elevated wooden pathway from the carpark past the sign indicating the route to Ben Lawers. It is difficult to miss the clear path flanked with many cairns running all the way to the summit of Beinn Ghlas (1103m, GR626404).
  • From Beinn Ghlas follow the path NE to the col then continue NE up the other side to the summit of Ben Lawers (1214m, GR636414).

  • The route home is straight forward... just the same as the route up.
The Lawers group of hills offers a variety of hillwalks curtailed only by the fitness of the hillwalker and of course the weather. The "munro bags" range from the walk above to a full 25km expedition of the range taking in no less than 6 munros and 2500m of ascent.

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