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Creag Meagaidh National Nature Reserve

A natural haven

Creag Meagaidh National Nature Reserve (NNR) is the complete mountain experience. From wild mountain plateau to woodland that’s slowly returning to life, Creag Meagaidh feels like the Highlands compressed into one reserve. The dramatic scenery here includes Munro summits, an exposed whaleback ridge and ice-carved gullies.

Whether you want serious hillwalking, ice-climbing, low-level walks, birdwatching or botany, there’s something here for everyone.

Find out more about visiting Creag Meagaidh NNR.

Top attractions

  • This is one of Scotland’s best areas for walking and climbing.
  • Look out for mountain hare, red deer and ptarmigan on the high slopes.
  • Explore the rich tapestry of woodland habitats returning to the lower slopes.
  • Enjoy views of the dramatic mountain scenery.

Find out more about the reserve and its natural history.

What’s on?

Visit our Events page to see what upcoming events you can get involved in at this reserve.


Reserve manager: Rory Richardson

Scottish Natural Heritage
PH20 1BX

Telephone: 013131 44174 or 07725 171287
Email: [email protected]

Find out more

Discover more about why Scotland’s National Nature Reserves were created and the partners who manage them.

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Creag Meagaidh NNR is a member of VisitScotland and the GTBS (Green Tourism Business Scheme)

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