Ben Wyvis National Nature Reserve

On top of the world

The mountain Ben Wyvis is a local personality. Its flat ridge dominates the Easter Ross landscape. The hike to the summit rewards you with panoramic views across the Highlands. Dotterel and ptarmigan are found on the mossy summit plateau and the plants here have adapted to the harsh conditions.

Find out more about visiting Ben Wyvis NNR.

Top attractions

  • Hike to the summit of this Munro on a good path for spectacular mountain views.
  • Keep an eye out for our mountain specialists such as ptarmigan and mountain hares in their seasonal plumage. Dotterel can be seen in summer and snow bunting in winter.
  • Enjoy the fantastic range of plants that grow on the slopes – including upland specialities such as dwarf birch, several dwarf shrubs, mosses, liverworts and lichens.
  • If you’re lucky, you may even spot a soaring golden eagle.

Find out more about the reserve and its natural history.


Reserve manager: Doug Bartholomew

by Achnasheen
IV22 2PA

Telephone: 01445 760254
Email: [email protected]

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Ben Wyvis NNR is a member of VisitScotland. Ben Wyvis NNR is a member of the GTBS (Green Tourism Business Scheme).

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

Thanks to funding from the Scottish Government's Peatland ACTION programme, delivered in partnership with NatureScot and other agencies, peatland on this National Nature Reserve is being restored. Putting peatland on the road to recovery is helping Scotland tackle the impacts of climate change and biodiversity loss. 

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