Creag Meagaidh National Nature Reserve, managed by NatureScot, is a condensed version of the Scottish Highlands. Home to rare plants like woolly willow and Highland saxifrage as well as black grouse who inhabit both woodlands and open moorland areas alike, Creag Meagaidh NNR offers an unforgettable mountain experience with Munro summits, exposed whaleback ridges and ice-carved gullies all within its boundaries. The reserve rises from the shores of Loch Laggan at 250m above sea level up to 1130m on top of Creag Meageidh itself. It is also home to numerous transitions in plant communities ranging from lochshore vegetation near ground level through alpine heaths closer towards the summit ridge where snow buntings dotterels and mountain hares can be found living side by side . Take a short stroll down one of two trails offered for exploration; either alongside rivers or across Lochan Coire Ardair for stunning views over impressive cliffs – Both are suitable for people with varying levels abilities so that everyone can enjoy this magnificent space! Additional facilities such as car parking interpretive panels recreation spaces (as well being located between Newtonmore & Spean Bridge off A86 10 miles westward outwards from Loch Lagan ) make it even more accessible which makes it much easier explore everything that this amazing nature reserve has offer ! The nearest train stations would be Newtonmore & Tulloch.
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