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Rob Roy Way

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This 7-night self-guided walk explores the whole of the Rob Roy Way from Drymen in the south to Pitlochry in the north, taking in the fine highland scenery of Loch Lomond, the Trossachs and the county of Perthshire.

This 76-mile Scottish walking trail is packed with stunning views and remarkable history, with something new to discover at every turn. Uncover the story of the famous outlaw Rob Roy as you take in the incredible scenery, explore historic landmarks and visit atmospheric settlements brimming with character.

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All about the Rob Roy Way.
  • Following in the footsteps of Scotland’s notorious outlaw, Rob Roy MacGregor.
  • Wandering through the forests and visiting the lochs of Loch Venachar, Loch Lubnaig, Loch Earn and Loch Tay.
  • Enjoying the wonderful views and marveling at some of the best highland scenery on offer in Scotland.

This holiday option explores the whole of the Rob Roy Way from Drymen in the south to Pitlochry in the north, taking in the fine highland scenery of Loch Lomond, the Trossachs and the county of Perthshire.

This 76-mile Scottish walking trail is packed with stunning views and remarkable history, with something new to discover at every turn. Uncover the story of the famous outlaw Rob Roy as you take in the incredible scenery, explore historic landmarks and visit atmospheric settlements brimming with character.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • 7 nights accommodation in en-suite rooms (where available) in selected B&B’s, hotels, inns and guesthouses along the trail, or a short distance away via taxi provided at our expense.
  • Breakfast each day.
  • Door to door luggage transfer.
  • Maps with the route marked on and a guidebook or route notes describing the trail.
  • An information pack containing an itinerary, instructions on how to find your accommodation each night and a packing list.
  • Detailed travel instructions on how to get to the start of your tour and back from the end of it.
What is not included in this tour?

Trail Facts

Total distance: 76 miles (122km).
Duration: 8 days/7 nights, 6 days walking
Minimum/maximum daily distances: 10 miles (16km)/16 miles (25.5km)
Waymarking: The trail is easy to follow with the assistance of the guidebook and maps provided.
Season: Start on any Saturday from March 1 to October 31 (other days of the week on request)
Tour Starts: Drymen.
Tour Ends: Pitlochry.
Nearest Available Airport: Glasgow airport.

  1. Day 1 Arrive in Drymen

    Travel to Drymen where your first night’s accommodation has been booked

  2. Day 2 Drymen to Aberfoyle. 10 miles (16km)

    Your route begins with a gentle introduction heading west out of Drymen and followign the West Highland Way for a short distance. Then through the forests of the Trossachs to Aberfoyle. Aberfoyle is often bustling with visitors and has plenty to offer.

  3. Day 3 Aberfoyle to Strathyre. 16 miles (25.5km)

    From Aberfoyle walk west and join the cycling track to eventually pass the site of an ancient Roman Fort and then along the south bank of the River Teith. Continuing on through wooded areas with Ben Ledi dominating the skyline ahead, the path twists around the Falls of Leny before reaching a higher level with views towards Strathyre.

  4. Day 4 Strathyre to Killin. 12 miles (19km)

    A short climb today before descending off the hill at Kingshouse to continue along an old railway line along Glen Ogle with fantastic views of Loch Earn and the green hills surrounding the glen. The spectacular and raging Falls of Dochart mark the arrival into the deceptively large village of Killin.

  5. Day 5 Killin to Ardtalnaig(T). 12 miles (19km)

    The route now leaves Killin on the south side of the River Dochart before climbing sharply up through forest and hills. Arriving at the top of the hill you are rewarded with fantastic views of the surrounding mountains. Continuing past the dam at Loch Breaclaich you finally descend towards Loch Tay with panoramic views and a small track road along the loch to Ardtalnaig.

  6. Day 6 Ardtalnaig(T) to Aberfeldy. 15 miles (24km)

    Today’s first section is a walk along the south banks of the Loch Tay. Upon reaching Acharn, the trail returns to the hills, passing the beautiful Falls of Acharn en-route before open hillsides and wonderful views across the loch to Ben Lawers mountain range. A mix of forestry woodland, natural forests and meadows before passing the impressive gorge through which flows the River Moness and waterfall leading into the center of Aberfeldy.

  7. Day 7 Aberfeldy to Pitlochry. 11 miles (18km)

    The route follows the main road east, passing the Dewars Distillery, then onwards along a gentle river side path on the River Tay. As the path climbs and becomes clear of the woods, there are impressive views of the distant mountains, including Ben Lawers and Schiehallion.

  8. Day 8 Depart from Pitlochry after breakfast

    Depart from Pitlochry after breakfast.

    This itinerary lists our preferred overnight stops for this tour. Sometimes there may be a shortage of available accommodation in a preferred location, in which case we will transfer you from the trail to your accommodation and back again at no extra charge. Overnight stops marked with a (T) will always require transfers as standard.

    The daily mileages quoted are average trail miles only and do not include the distance from the trail to your accommodation. We do not expect you to have to walk more than a mile from the trail to your accommodation; should your accommodation be further than this, transfers will be provided as standard.

    Transfers allow your holiday to go ahead when accommodation directly on the route is unavailable. Local taxi operators (or your hosts for the night) will pick you up from a suitable location near the trail and take you to your night’s stay; then, the following morning they’ll drop you back off right where you were picked up so you can continue your walk.

    Since we foot the extra bill for transfers, you can rest assured that we’ll get you on the trail whenever we can.

     

Accommodation
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Glenalva B&B, Drymen

7 nights accommodation in en-suite rooms with private bathrooms (where available) in selected guesthouses, inns and hotels and B&B’s.

Below are the additional costs that may apply depending on your requirements. Our standard prices per person are based upon two people sharing a room; if you are walking on your own, or are part of a group but require a room of your own, then the Solo Walker or Single Supplements apply respectively:

Singles: Add $52 per night for a single room; solo traveler add $72 per night

 

Suggested Extra Options:

An extra night is a wonderful way to extend your holiday. Whether you spend your extra day exploring or simply resting your weary legs, an extra night gives you more time to experience the sights and sounds along the trail.

The sleepy little town of Aberfoyle is an ideal base for exploring the Trossachs. Callander is an attractive town with plenty of shops and the Rob Roy and Trossachs Visitor Centre, which has an entertaining audiovisual exhibition on the life and times of Rob Roy.

Killin is another poular choice. It has a fascinating museum on the history and mythology of the area and displays the 1300-year-old ‘healing stones’ of St Fillan, an early Christian missionary who settled in Glen Dochart.

Aberfeldy is another good choice. It is an attractive little town with plenty of interesting shops, a superbly restored early 19th century water mill and Dewar’s World of Whisky, which provides a fascinating insight into the making of malt whisky.

Pitlochry, with its many shops, the Eradour Distillery, the Blair Atholl Distillery, the Scottish Plant Collectors Garden and the Festival Theatre, is another good choice.

You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:

Add $103 per person, per night, based on 2 people sharing a double/twin room.

Tour starts in Drymen. From Glasgow city centre there is a frequent bus service between to Drymen. The journey takes approximately 1 hour. The nearest rail stations to the start of the trail (Drymen) are either Milngavie (about 12.5 miles away) or Glasgow Queen Street (about 18.5 miles away). Trains run from London Euston station to Milngavie.

Tour ends in Pitlochry. Most convenient railway station (end of trail) is in Pitlochry. There is direct train service from Pitlochry to Glasgow city center, approx 1 hour 50 min.

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