The Rob Roy Way crosses the National Park from West to East and is available as a 7 night self guided walking holiday in Scotland. The Rob Roy Way route takes you through the National Park with fabulous views of the many great Lochs of the region. This hiking holiday in Scotland starts in Drymen and ends in Pitlochry which both can be reached easily using public transport.
The Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park was officially opened in 2003. Loch Lomond is one of the well-known Lochs in Scotland (after Loch Ness) and the surrounding area to the east of this loch is the region of the Trossachs.
Our Rob Roy Way hiking tours will start just to the south of Loch Lomond which is approx. 30km from Glasgow. The walk follows a generally north-east direction and also crosses the Highland Boundary Fault; which was formed in the Ice age. The total walk 125 km long and can be walked in 6 days.
Along this Rob Roy Walk, you can see the stunning scenery this region has to offer. Including the beautiful lochs of Venachar, Lubnaig, Earn and Tay to name a few.
The Trossachs region to the east of the National Park is the so-called ‘Rob Roy country’. Rob Roy was born at Glengyle and is known as a Scottish Villain. However, to some people, he is called a local hero. He is buried a short distance from our route which can be reached on foot.
If you are looking to explore on one of our Rob Roy Way Walking holidays then please get in touch with us today.
Walks from 4 hours to 5 hours with climbs up to around 300m.
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Today your walk takes you through Loch Ard Forest with views of Ben Lomond in the distance. The varied forest tracks take you through some old woodland and clearings with wonderful views. Underneath the ground, you are crossing the Loch Katrine water system which feeds Glasgow from the nearby Loch. Aberfoyle is a wonderfully picturesque village with its woollen visitor centre and small animal farm. Often in the summer months, you will see exhibitions of sheep shearing, sheepdogs working and even birds of prey exhibitions.
You will walk along the highland fault today with low lands to the south and highlands to the north. A spectacular walk. Crossing the hills you will have in your view Loch Venachar and Ben Ledi in the distance. With Callander, there are many places to eat and visit. Nearby are the woollen mills visitor centres, within the tourist information centre, is the Rob Roy Visitor attraction giving you some further information about this well known local hero.
A beautiful walk alongside the Falls of Leny and Loch Lubnaig to Strathrye. Using well-marked trails you head north, wonder at the colours across the Loch as you walk beside it with the sky and tree-covered hills reflecting in the water.
You leave the small village of Strathyre through the forest surrounding the village. Soon the trail descends to Kingshouse where you can have a mid-morning coffee and cake. Here you can take the short detour to visit the grave of Rob Roy McGregor in the tiny village of Balquhidder (+3.3 miles 5.4km). You now head north along the path which will take the gentle walk up Glen Ogle admiring the views to your right of Lochs Earn. Once over the pass, you descend to Killin, a lovely highland village sitting on the Falls of Dochart. At the top of Glen Ogle, you will have magnificent views over to Ben Lawers one of the highest mountains in this region of Scotland.
Today you have a morning transfer to the east end of Loch Tay, this eliminates a long section on road. Once in Kenmore, you can take look around the pretty lochside village. You can also visit the Scottish Crannog Centre is provides a glimpse of life on the loch during the Bronze Age. Now you walk begins, first a stiff climb to around 200m before you traverse the hillside towards Aberfeldy with nice views across the Tay valley.
As you leave Aberfeldy you pass the Dewers World of Whisky distillery which is worth a visit. Now on a path beside the River Tay to Gradtully. Now you climb from the valley over the hills to Pitlochry, remember to look behind you as you shall see wonderful views over the hills where you have walked the last few days. Pitlochry is also a bustling Victorian town greatly used in the 1800s by the rich gentry from Edinburgh and Glasgow, now a busy holiday town. Two distilleries nearby to visit along with the beautiful Blair Castle a short bus ride away. It’s well worth staying an extra night in Pitlochry to maybe recover and visit the Castle.
Your holiday is complete after breakfast or you could stay an extra day.
Plane to Edinburgh or Glasgow airport where trains are available to Drymen and from Pitlochry. Private car transfers are also available at extra cost.
Car to Glasgow where you can take a train and bus to Drymen. Transfers available back to Glasgow on request (extra cost)
Train / Bus to Drymen
Private transfers are available from Glasgow train station or International airport to Drymen for £65 for up to 4 persons.
Extensions in Edinburgh or Pitlochry
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