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Walk in the Scottish Highlands and follow in the footsteps of a historical character and legend in his own lifetime, Rob Roy Macgregor as you travel 124km from Drymen to Pitlochry in Perthshire at your own speed.

Price:

From £590pp based on twin sharing

Duration: 9 Days
Departures: Various departures from April to October
Start point: Drymen
End point: Pitlochry
 

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Self-guided walking on The Rob Roy Way

Trip Highlights:

- Follow in the footsteps of a historical character and legend in his own lifetime, Rob Roy Macgregor
- Walking in the Scottish Highlands
- The track passes attractive lakes, Loch Venachar, Loch Lubnaig, Loch Earn and Loch Tay
- End in the pretty Victorian spa town of Pitlochry
- Optional ascent of Ben Vrackie

The Rob Roy Way is a 124km walk linking Drymen with Pitlochry in Perthshire, which goes through areas that were his old haunts and certainly on routes where the MacGregor clan drove their cattle towards market towns in the area. The route joins paths and tracks through highland scenery, taking advantage of attractive villages and small towns. The walk begins in the pretty village of Drymen, whose Clachan Inn is the oldest registered licensed pub in Scotland and would have been known by Rob Roy as it was run by his sister! It then passes through the forests of the Trossachs, crossing the River Forth at Aberfoyle and down beside Loch Venachar to Callander, before leading out through fine glens by Loch Lubnaig and Glen Oich to Killin. From here the route climbs high into the hills on the remotest stretch of the walk, before descending to follow the quiet path along the southern shores of Loch Tay. Descend to Aberfeldy via the famous Birks, and the final stretch along the river and over the moors to Pitlochry.

The terrain is hilly, there is quite a bit of road, track and forest trail walking. Some steep slopes and some times boggy sections with ill defined paths. Distances vary between 9.5 miles / 15 km to 14 miles /22km.

What price includes

 
  • 8 breakfasts
  • 8 nights accommodation in small hotels and guesthouses
  • Luggage transfers
  • Route notes and maps
  • Emergency hotline
 

Location

 

Plan your journey by train

Meeting point:
Meet at your accommodation in Drymen

Nearest train station to meeting point:
Glasgow Queen Street Station

Transfer to meeting point:
Guests make their own way to meeting point

 
Plan your journey by train to Glasgow Queen Street Station
 

Plan your journey by train

Finish point:
Finish at your accommodation in Pitlochry

Nearest train station to finish point:
Pitlochry

Transfer to finish point:
Guests make their own way to station

 
Plan your journey by train back from Pitlochry railway station