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Ben Lawers is the highest point along an easy winding ridge which offers a traverse of great character. The complete traverse of the Lawers massif is a long and arduous expedition  

Meall Greigh


Meall Garbh  


An Stuc


Ben Lawers


Beinn Ghlas


Meall Corranaich


Meall a'Choire Leith


Meall nan Tarmachan


date climbed


time taken

13 hours





OS Map

Landranger 51


Fair with generally  good visibility

Starting point : Lawers village

The start of this walk was the car park of the Ben Lawers Hotel. The Lawers Burn was followed all the way to Lochan nan Cat and then onto the south ridge of Meall Greigh. The early part of the route around to Meall Garb and An Stuc was strouded in thick mist but navigation was not an issue with the clear remains of a boundary fence hugging the skyline to guide the way. By the time Ben Lawers was being climbed the skies had cleared so the pleasant easy scrambling to the highest  peak of the day was accompanied with great views. An easy walk along the ridge completed the 5th Munro of the day - Beinn Ghlas. After a quick stop for refreshments it was onto the challenge of the long descent to the belach above Choire Odhar and the climb up Meall Corranaich. A dogs leg detour was needed to bag Meall a'Choire Leith followed by the descent to the NT car park to gather strength for the last Munro of the day - Meall nan Tarmachan. This was thankfully an easy ascent and rapid descent but it was still too late for any cars to be remaining in the car park on my return.  The long haul down to the main road then back to Lawers village was a tiring but satisfying end to a tremendous day. The food in the Ben Lawers Hotel comes highly recommended to stock up the reserves after a tiring day.