Rob Roy Way, Scotland
The Rob Roy Way is one of Scotland’s Great Trails and it stretches for 127km (79 miles) between Drymen and Pitlochry through the Lowlands and Highlands of Scotland. The trail takes its name from Rob Roy MacGregor, a famous Scottish folk hero and outlaw of the late 17th and early 18th century. The route follows many of the tracks and paths that might have been used by this man who was a clansman, cattle breeder and rebel, and the hike gives you a feel of the place where he worked, fought and lived.
The Rob Roy Way was opened in 2002 and it crosses the Highland Boundary Fault, a geological divide where the Highlands meet the Lowlands. The route passes through the forests of the Trossachs and then leads through fine glens along rivers and beautiful lochs. A climb leads high into the hills above Lough Tay, before terraces with magnificent views guide towards a final stretch along a river and over the moors to Pitlochry.
For history buffs, the route passes many historical sites such as Roman forts and viaducts, crannogs (homes built on lakes) as well as standing stones, forts and stone circles left by prehistoric settlers. Along the trail you encounter military roads and bridges built by English troops during the Jacobite rebellion while sites of clan feuds and the tales of Rob Roy’s adventures add to the charm of this scenic walk.
Why go walking on Rob Roy Way?
- Experience some of Scotland's greatest scenery as the trail takes you through glens and along lochs, rivers & burns into the enchanting heart of Scotland.
- Follow in the footsteps of the notorious outlaw and Scottish folk hero, Rob Roy, known as the Robin Hood of the Highlands, as you hike along ancient cattle drovers’ trails.
- Enjoy views of beautiful lochs and majestic mountains and get a sense of history on this quieter but beautiful alternative to the West Highland Way.
- Relax each evening in some of Scotland’s most picturesque little towns and villages, such as Callander, Killin, Aberfeldy and Pitlochry.
- Have a dram of whisky at Dewar's Whisky Distillery in Aberfeldy, or enjoy a local ale or a tasty highland dish in the pubs and inns along the route.
Rob Roy Way Self-Guided Walking Packages;
- Options for 7-10 Days Walking
- Top-Choice Accommodation
- Detailed Itinerary and Map
- Baggage Transfer
- Insider Tips
- 24/7 Support
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Hiking Trails Pty Ltd acts as an agent for this walk which is operated by Hillwalk Tours of; 27 Galway Technology Centre, Mervue Business Park, Wellpark Road, Galway, H91 WV02, IRELAND. Package inclusions and pricing will be provided with quote. The walk operator, Hillwalk Tours terms and conditions will apply to bookings for this walk. Images on this page are sourced from Hillwalk Tours.