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The Alpine Plants of Ben Lawers, Scotland

Tour Code: GBR26

A 4-day botanical break in search of the very special alpine flora of Ben Lawers.

dates & prices to be confirmed Land Only Price: £ SRS: £


This short Highland break is based around Ben Lawers (1,214m), long regarded by botanists as one of the foremost sites for alpine plants in Britain. We’ll visit the three principal locations of botanical interest in the area, with some quite strenuous mountain walking. We’ll explore areas of boggy glacial drift and the eastern side of the mountain for a number of Britain’s rarer sedges and ferns, as well as exploring the rocks around Creag an Lochan and towards the beautiful Glen Lyon. This is an ideal holiday for those wishing to combine botany with walking and outstanding scenery.

  • Acid-based flora including Cotton Grass & Bog Asphodel
  • Scottish Asphodel, Hair Sedge & Alpine Saw-wort
  • Sought-after gems such as Snow Gentian, Net-leaved Willow & Drooping Saxifrage
  • Rock Speedwell & Alpine Forget-me-not in flower, Yellow Mountain Saxifrage & Moonwort
  • Comfortable rural Scottish hotel serving excellent food
  • Led by one of Naturetrek's expert botanists
  • Site owned & managed by the National Trust for Scotland/A>

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