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Outdoor Activities & Sights Around Loch Tay/Ben Lawers

You really are spoilt for choice if you love the outdoors with the magnificent Ben Lawers literally on the lodge doorstep.

The highest mountain in the central highlands, Ben Lawers gives its name to the wider National Nature Reserve owned and managed by the National Trust for Scotland. Encompassing almost 4,500ha of the southern and/or eastern slopes of the Ben Lawers and Tarmachan ranges, it’s managed for conservation and public access.

This is a great site for sorting out your walking routes

Ben Lawers is the highest peak south of Ben Nevis and the 10th highest Munro (mountain over 3,000ft/914m) at 1,214m (3,984ft) and offers some outstanding walks and scenery. Directly opposite the lodge entrance, a walkway will take you deep into the Ben Lawers range which has some of the most scenic views in Scotland.

It has the most celebrated collection of rare arctic-alpine plants in Britain, as well as over 600 different types of lichen. But you don’t have to head for the summits to enjoy the scenic landscape – there are lower level family friendly options too. The picturesque Edramucky Trail can be enjoyed as a gentle walk and is great for families to explore all things natural. Ben Lawers is a haven for wildlife it is very common to see ptarmigan, ravens, ring ouzels, skylarks and black grouse as well as Scotland’s largest mammal, the red deer.

As well as celebrity status for its rich arctic-alpine flora, Ben Lawers NNR boasts seven Munros – the namesake mountain is the central high point of its massif; Meall nan Tarmachan is the pinnacle of the ridge taking its name. Overlooking Loch Tay, these mighty mountains offer spectacular views.

The hills are also rich in archaeological remains and part of the story of past inhabitants is revealed on the Kiltyrie Hidden History Trail.

Some of Scotland's best trout and salmon fishing can be had in and around the lochs and rivers that surround Loch Tay and permits and boat hire can be bought onsite and in Killin.

Highland Safaris, previous winners of the `Best Visitor Experience` in Scotland combines a Red Deer Centre with award winning exhilarating Land Rover Safaris, Loch Tay Boat Safaris, inspiring walking and biking activities and Perthshire’s only Gold and Gem Panning Centre. Set in a stunning location, the Café serves food all day, with home baking and fabulous Glen Lyon Coffee. A well stocked gift shop sells a range of outdoor gear, cards, books & toys.

Nae Limits Outdoor Activities

Over 14 adrenalin fuelled water & land adventure activities and experiences.

Adventure activities are available all year round, they offer white water rafting, quad biking and clay pigeon shooting for 12 months of the year then seasonal Canyoning, Adventure Tubing and Gorge Walking.

20 years of experience and one of the few 4* Accredited Adventure Centres in Scotland. An enviable Trip Advisor rating and a Visit Scotland Regional Winner for Outdoor Activities.

Falls of Dochart

The beautiful Falls of Dochart run through the small town of Killin, located at the western end of Loch Tay, the famous white waters of the Falls of Dochart can be viewed from the village’s bridge.

Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre

Over 50 species of wild animals to see and discover plus children's play areas, pony rides, fishing and a hatchery.

Whatever the weather you’ll find plenty to see and do, with activities for all ages indoors and out.


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