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Rob Roy Way

Independent Walking: Rob Roy Way

From Drymen, in the Lowlands, to Pitlochry, definitely in the Highlands, is a wonderful, varied route through some of the best of Scotland's countryside.

79 miles (126km) of interesting, historic, scenic landscapes interlinking many of the haunts of Rob Roy MacGregor, one of the most famous Scottish Jacobites of the late 17th and early 18th centuries. Made an outlaw through no fault of his own, he spent a good few years getting his own back, and is now thought of by many as a sort of Robin Hood character.

You will pass several parts of the Loch Katrine to Glasgow water scheme, built in the mid-19th century. Piping clean water to Glasgow eradicated cholera there in quick time. The system is still in use and is a magnificent example of engineering expertise of the time.

From the Edge of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs national park, weave a way between mountains and along loch sides, to eventually cross over to Pitlochry, a vibrant Highland presence in the heart of Scotland.

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Typical itinerary:

Day 1: Get to Stirling and we'll take you to Drymen, the start point. Walk to Aberfoyle, 10miles / 16km.

Day 2: Walk to Callander, 10miles / 16km.

Day 3: Walk to Kingshouse, 11miles / 18km.

Day 4: Walk to Killin, 10miles / 16km.

Day 5: Walk to Ardtalnaig, 12miles / 20km.

Day 6: Walk to Aberfeldy, 15miles / 24km.

Day 7: Walk to Pitlochry, 11miles / 18km, to spend the final night there.

When to go:

There is no bad time to do this route so long as you are prepared for the realities of the weather. It is said, that if you don't like the weather in Scotland just wait a minute. It's variable! Make an informed choice:-

December to February - less daylight (6-7hrs), can be crystal-clear views and/or rain, hail, snow, even sun; underfoot conditions might make it more challenging; need to carry extra equipment; certainly for intrepid experienced walkers.

March and April - can go either way, wintry one minute nice and warm the next; snow on the mountain tops make for fine views.

May and June - warmer, long daylight hours; under less pressure to keep going; good for wildflowers and birds.

July and August - busiest time; accommodation hard to come by; warm, possibly humid; can be midgy when the wind drops so be prepared.

September to November - rich autumn colours; comfortably cooler; quieter so more chance to see and hear wildlife.

Superior Option - What's Included:


7 nights in carefully chosen hotel / guest house / country inn accommodation in 2-person rooms.

Full Scottish breakfasts each morning.

Guidebook, map and dossier of information to do the walk over 7 days.

Transport from Stirling to Drymen and a briefing before you set off.

Emergency contact when on the route.

Vat at the current rate.

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Booking Definitions

Solo walker:

1 person per booking in a single room. (Single room supplement included)

2 or more walkers:

Minimum 2 people per booking based 2 sharing.

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Option Price SRS Date  
(Solo walker)
£1060 Incl.
(2 or more)
£745 £210

At a glance

  • Grade: Grade 2
  • Price: £745
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Accommodation: 7 nights
  • Walking: 7 days
  • Group size: 1 or more
  • Start: Stirling or Drymen
  • Finish: Pitlochry
  • Available: Mar - Nov
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