Challenge yourself to climb 7 Munros in a day!
At 1,214 metres high, Ben Lawers is the 10th highest mountain in the UK and the highest in the Southern Highlands. It sits at the centre of a chain of 7 Munros which fit walkers can achieve in one long day. 
The Ben Lawers range of 7 Munros are:
  • Meall a’Choire Leith: 926m
  • Meall Corranaich: 1,069
  • Beinn Ghlas: 1,103m
  • Ben Lawers: 1,214m
  • An Stuc: 1,118m
  • Meall Garbh: 1,118m
  • Meall Greigh: 1,001m

This is a challenging 19 km (12 mile) route with over 1,600m of height gain overall, and a target time of 8 hours. It requires a good level of fitness and lots of determination. The stunning views and varied terrain all add to the enjoyment.

This is also a great training walk for any of our challenge events, such as the National Three Peaks Challenge, the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge or one of our international expeditions.

Once you've booked, you’ll be sent joining instructions and kit list. We can also provide advice on local accommodation and other activities.

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Key Details

Distance:     19 km 

Height Gain: 1,650 metres 

Target time: 9 hours

Grade:          MODERATE/HARD 

Group Size:  Only available for private guiding (starts at £250 per day)

Departures

Only available for private guiding (starts at £250 per day)

Cost

1. Self-funded: £250 per day (1-2 people). Contact us for group pricing.

2. Fundraise for us: Deposit £30 p.p. + fundraise £150 p.p.

Max Altitude

1,214 metres

Please contact us for pricing for private guiding.

Fundraise for us

Fundraising for us can make your bucket list adventure much more achieveable & make your dreams come true! With this option, you pay your non-refundable registration fee of £30 when booking & select 'fundraise minimum sponsorship' from the options to pay your challenge event balance. You're pledging to raise £150 for our social projects and this option means the balance of your adventure challenge cost is met through this minimum sponsorship.

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Where & when does it start?

Our meeting time is 07.30am at the Ben Lawers Hotel in Aberfeldy.

Postcode:        PH15 2PA

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We will leave vehicles here at a cost of £5 per day per vehicle. We'll then travel together for 20 minutes to the walk start point at  
a cairn 0.5 km north of Lochan na Lairige, where there is limited parking.

OS Grid Ref: NN608378

Google Maps:        PH15 2PA

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Route Map & Altitude Profile

Is it suitable for me?

The Ben Lawers 7 Munro Challenge requires a good level of fitness and you must be able to walk for up to 10-hours over hilly ground. The route is not technical, but it is a tough walking challenge in terms of distance and time.

Weather & terrain

The terrain of the Ben Lawers 7 Munro Challenge includes well-worn paths, boggy areas (particularly after rain), steep ascents and descents. Poor weather makes the walk harder and it’s essential that participants have good footwear and adequate outdoor clothing to protect you from the elements. The weather on the route can be unpredictable so be prepared for all conditions! You can check some local weather forecasts below. Peak District Mountain Forecast

Water on your walk

We recommend a Water-to-Go filter water bottle for this event - it saves you carrying extra weight on this long hill day and you can fill up safely and drink water from the streams on the route.

What’s included?

  • Mountain Leaders on a maxium 1:10 ratio
  • Live GPS tracking & shareable links for family/friends
  • 20% discount for Montane
  • 15% discount for Cotswold Outdoor
  • 15% discount for Open Air
  • 20% discount on Water-to-Go bottles
  • 25% discount on Uphill Athlete training plans

What’s Excluded? 

  • Accommodation (but we can provide advice on options)
  • Transport to/from your accommodation to our event meet point
  • Personal Food & Drink
  • Parking Charges

Kit & Equipment

Download our UK summer hillwalking kit list below

UK Summer Kit List

Safety

Your safety is our top priority. Our activities are fully risk assessed and we hold Public Liability Insurance via Lockton LLP. Our leaders carry a mountain first aid kit, an emergency shelter, a fully charged mobile phone & spare battery, spare warm clothing & emergency food and we have two-way radio contact with all of our guides at all times during an event. We also hold a Public Service Vehicle (PSV) Operator Licence.

Covid-19 considerations - we're Good to Go!

We're proud holders of the “We’re Good To Go” mark, which is the official UK mark to signal that a tourism business has worked hard to follow Government and industry COVID-19 guidelines and has a process in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing. You can view and download our certificate here. This certifies that we have read & implemented the Government’s COVID-19 reopening guidance, understand the guidance from Public Health England and have a COVID-19 Risk Assessment in place.

We also hold the international ‘Safe Travels’ stamp from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). The Safe Travels stamp is the world’s first ever global safety and hygiene stamp for Travel & Tourism, designed specifically to address COVID-19 and similar outbreaks. This certifies that we have implemented health and hygiene protocols that are aligned with WTTC’s Global Safe Travels Protocols, so you can rest assured that you can experience ‘Safe Travels’.

How to book

Choose your preferred event date below and you'll be taken to the event booking page where you can book & pay by making full payment online.

    You'll receive an email acknowledging receipt of your payment/booking. You'll also need to read and agree to both our UK Trip Booking Terms & Conditions and our Participation Agreement & you'll be asked to confirm this during Step 1 when selecting your ticket type. 

    UK Booking Terms & Conditions Participation Agreement  

    After booking, you'll receive a second email requiring you to complete our online UK Trip Booking & Medical Declaration Form, which must be completed before we can confirm your booking. Each individual participant must complete this form so if you’re booking on behalf of a group you must ask each member of your group to complete this.

    19th July 2021

    What happens if the trip cannot run due to Covid-19?

    Your safety is our top priority. Please rest assured that if your event cannot go ahead due to Government-imposed Covid-19 restrictions, we'll offer you a number of options including the chance to:

    • postpone your trip to a later departure of the same event (this year or next)
    • join any other UK event in our portfolio (this year or next)
    • receive a refund of monies paid for the challenge

    What if there is no official advice against travel, but I want to cancel?

    We respect that you may feel more comfortable staying at home, and not travelling regardless of the official advice. If you choose to cancel, we’ll action your request but where there is no Government advice against travel to at the time of cancellation, our standard cancellation terms will apply.