- duration 9 days
- tour type Self-guided
- age requirement 18+ years old
- guiding method Self guided/Independent
- 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
Follow in the footsteps of the MacGregor Clan on this stunning trail through some of Scotland's greatest scenery. Rob Roy MacGregor fought in some early Jacobite battles against the British government, but 'settled down' to become a well-known cattleman at a time when cattle rustling was a commonplace means of earning a living. Defaulting on his loans he became an outlaw and a price was placed on his head. Escaping capture several times turned him into a folk hero and in later life due to his fame or notoriety, King George l gave him a pardon, and converting to Catholicism in later life, he died peacefully near Balquidder.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.
Day 1 : Arrive Drymen
Day 2 : Drymen to Aberfoyle 18 km/11.6 miles
Day 3 : Aberfoyle to Callander 16 km/10 miles
Day 4 : Callander to Strathyre 15 km/9.25 miles
Day 5 : Strathyre to Killin 22 km/13.6 miles
Day 6 : Killin to Ardtalnaig 21 km/13 miles
Day 7 : Ardtalnaig to Aberfeldy 22.5 km/14 miles
Day 8 : Aberfeldy to Pitlochry 15.2 km/9.5 miles Optional Ben Y-Vracki Climb
Day 9 : Arrangements end after breakfast
- 7 nights accommodation in small hotels and guesthouses on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities where available.
- 8 breakfasts
- 1 night in Armadilla Glamping pod with continental breakfast. If staying here your host will provide you a drop off an collection transfer to Kenmore, as there are no dining opportunities on site
- One piece of luggage per person transferred from Inn to Inn, not exceeding 20kg.
- Information pack including route notes, maps & GPX files
- Lunch, Dinner and drinks
- Entrance fees
- Travel insurance
- Travel to the start and from the end point of the trip
- Personal expenses such as laundry and phone calls
- Unscheduled transfers required during the trip
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Rob Roy Way tour. You can cancel the tour up to 70 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 69 days of departure.Payment
A deposit may be required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 69 days before departure.Travel Insurance
Rob Roy Way tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.Visa
For this Rob Roy Way tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.For Solo Travelers
A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.