The Rob Roy Way begins at picturesque village of Drymen and ends in the bustling highland town of Pitlochry in Perthshire. As the name suggests it follows through many places linked with Rob Roy MacGregor, the legendary Scottish outlaw of the 1700's.
This beautiful and historic route takes walkers through many woodland trails passing by the lovely waters of Lochs Venachar, Lubnaig, Earn and Tay.
The route includes around 19 miles of road walking however these roads are quiet with beautiful scenery all around. It should be noted that parts of the Way is not signposted but is fairly easy to follow using the excellent Rucksack Reader Guide, which is supplied as part of your EasyWays Fixed Price Tour Pack.
This first section is generally easy walking taking in the Loch Ard Forest to Aberfoyle before a walk through the Menteith Hills and above Loch Venachar into Callander where, in a converted church overlooking a paved square is the Rob Roy and Trossachs Visitor Centre. As you are walking in Rob Roy’s footsteps this is a good opportunity to find out more about him via the “Rob Roy Story” where Tourist Information is a particularly helpful.
The Rob Roy Way then tracks the now disused Callander and Oban Railway to Strathyre passing under the prominent peak of Ben Ledi and following the west shore of Loch Lubnaig (with an option to visit Balquhidder to view Rob Roy’s Grave) before returning to pick up the Way towards Lochearnhead.
After a climb up Glen Ogle you arrive at Killin with tremendous views of the Falls of Dochart, ascending the hills overlooking Loch Tay before the descent on the South Loch Tay road to Ardtalnaig, through the Birks of Abefeldy before reaching the town and ending the trek at historic Pitlochry via the swaying suspension bridge over the River Tummel built in 1913.
Self-Guided Walking Holidays - the Easy Way At EasyWays our goal is to make arranging a walking holiday just that - easy! Simply tell us what you’d like to do and we will take care of all bookings of accommodation, bag carrying services and any taxi transfers leaving you free to relax and enjoy your walk with total peace of mind that everything is taken care of on your behalf. The EasyWays Tour Pack When you book with EasyWays we’ll send you a unique link to your comprehensive tour pack outlining each stage of your walk with details of all available facilities en-route.
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