Trek Notes - Scotland

The Rob Roy Way

General Information
Beginning at Drymen near the southern shores of Loch Lomond, the trail wanders through the Loch Ard Forest to the sleepy little town of Aberfoyle in the heart of the Trossachs. It follows forest and moorland tracks through the Menteith Hills to Callander and then heads upstream beside the River Teith to the foot of Ben Ledi before following the shores of Loch Lubnaig to Strathyre. It visits the attractive village of Lochearnhead beside the waters of Loch Earn, crosses Glen Ogle to the village of Killin and then follows the shores of Loch Tay to the hamlet of Acharn. From here the route follows a track above the loch known as the Queen’s Drive, ever since Queen Victoria travelled along it to admire the views of Ben Lawers and Schiehallion, before descending past the spectacular falls of Moness to the attractive little town of Aberfeldy. The final stage of this scenic walk heads downstream beside the River Tay to the hamlet of Strathtay, where moorland tracks and forest paths lead past the mysterious stone circle of Clachan an Diridh to the bustling little town of Pitlochry.

Total distance: 79 miles (126km)
Duration: 8 nights, 7 days walking
Minimum/maximum daily distances: 9 miles (14km)/15 miles (24km)
Season: April to October
Waymarking: The trail is easy to follow with the assistance of the guidebook and maps provided.

Starting point of holiday: Drymen
End of holiday: Pitlochry
Most convenient railway station (start of trail): Glasgow.   From Glasgow city centre there is a frequent bus service between to Drymen.   The journey takes approximately 1 hour.
Most convenient railway station (end of trail): Pitlochr

Day 1: Travel to Drymen

Day 2:  Drymen to Aberfoyle.10 miles (16km)

Day 3:  Aberfoyle to Callander.10 miles (16km).

Day 4: Callander to Strathyre.9 miles (14km).

Day 5:  Strathyre to Killin.12 miles (19km).

Day 6: Killin to Ardtalnaig.12 miles (19km).

Day 7: Ardtalnaig to Aberfeldy.15 miles (24km).

Day 8: Aberfeldy to Pitlochry. 11 miles (18km).

Day 9: Depart from Pitlochry .

Accommodation & Meals
8 nights accommodation in en-suite rooms with private bathrooms (where available) in selected guesthouses, inns and hotels.
A Traditional Scottish breakfast.

What’s included
Door to door luggage transfer.
A map with the route marked on and a guidebook describing the trail.
An itinerary providing detailed instructions on how to find your accommodation each night, information about facilities along the trail and a kit list.
Detailed travel instructions on how to get to the start of the holiday and back from the end of it. Emergency assistance

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