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Rob Roy Way - 8 Days & 7 Nights

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  • Follow in the footsteps of one of Scotland's most notorious figures
  • Soak in the dramatic loch views that pepper the route
  • Why not stop for a dram and distillery tour at Dewar’s World of Whisky?
  • Enjoy the local ales and highland dishes
  • Take an optional side trip up one of the many Munroes that frame the walk
The Rob Roy Way is an atmospheric, history steeped walk through one of the prettiest parts of Scotland. As you follow in the footsteps of the notorious outlaw Rob Roy, you get a sense of appreciation of his love for the area and his passion for defending his land. As you travel along this glorious 79 mile long distance path you will be treated to many expansive loch views and exposed to the fantastic landscape of this area. You start in the small village of Drymen, easily accessible from Glasgow and almost immediately after you start walking the trail takes you through the glorious Loch Ard Forest. Passing sites as diverse as ancient standing stones and stone circles, Crannogs – Ancient dwellings built on lochs, Roman forts and Viaducts, a vast range of Scotland’s rich history is on display. All of this surrounded by some of the most beautiful countryside and wrapped up in the legend of Rob Roy makes this a completely unforgettable Scottish walk. There is some road walking involved on this walk however, this does not detract from the wonderful scenery you will pass by on the way. Every holiday we offer features hand-picked overnight accommodation in high quality B&B’s, country inns, and guesthouses. Each is unique and offers the highest levels of welcome, atmosphere and outstanding local cuisine. We also include door to door baggage transfers, a guidebook with a detailed map and pre-departure information pack as well as emergency support, should you need it.
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What To Expect

The Rob Roy Way is a real trek through time, not only due to its connections with the infamous Rob Roy MacGregor, but due to the wealth of archeological sites along the route. The scenery is wild and beautiful and the walking relatively gentle, a relaxing week in historical Scotland.

Trip Style:

Self Guided | Go at your own pace on an independent active holiday.

Activity:

Inn to Inn Walking | A classic point to point walking trip, staying in a different location each night

This trip is suitable for:

Solo Travellers

As a guide, we would suggest that the minimum age of traveller this holiday would be suitable for is: 12 Years

Ideal if you have an interest in:

  • Wine, Whisky & More...
  • Historical Journeys
  • National Parks & Trails

Inspiration:

  • Classic

Grade & Terrain

This trip is graded from easy to moderate to moderate, depending on which itinerary you choose. The route is a mixture of paths, tracks and minor roads.

Navigation

The trail is generally well maintained and is a mixture of paths, tracks and minor roads. The route is waymarked though some map reading/navigation skills are advisable.  

Accommodation Information

One of the highlights of this walking holiday is the high standard of the accommodation you will enjoy. The hotels, inns, guesthouses and B&B’s we use are hand-picked to ensure that you enjoy every minute of your stay. All offer a warm welcome to walkers, traditional hospitality and delicious local food. We do recommend that you book this trip early as the area is always popular and the hotels and inns do fill up early, especially in high season. You will find descriptions, photos and weblinks to a selection of the accommodation below.

Single Rooms

This independent walking holiday is available to solo walkers but as all our holidays are priced per person based on two sharing there is a single supplement payable to cover the additional costs we incur. If you require single rooms within your party we will of course try to accommodate your request subject to availability.

Meals

Breakfast is included each morning while lunch and dinner are not included so you are free to choose from the available options. Your accommodation will be more than happy to provide a packed lunch on request and this can be booked on arrival, alternatively your guidebook also includes details of local shops and convenient lunch stops on the way. Dinner is available either at your accommodation or nearby pubs and restaurants and your info pack will of course have recommendations.

Included
  • 7 Nights in B&B's guesthouses and small hotels
  • 7 Breakfasts
  • Baggage transfer
  • Information pack and guidebook
  • Access to detailed maps, and GPS tracks in the Macs Adventure smartphone navigation app
  • 24/7 Emergency telephone support from our office
Excluded
  • Travel to Drymen / from Pitlochry
  • Lunches, dinners, drinks & snacks
  • Personal equipment
  • Travel insurance (required)
Extras
  • Additional nights along the route

When To Go

This tour is available to start on any day of the week from March to October.

Getting to the Start

Glasgow has two airports which are convenient for the start of the Rob Roy Way in Drymen. Glasgow International Airport, west of the city centre, is only a 30 minute transfer by taxi, whilst Prestwick Airport is 30 miles south of the city and involves a train to Glasgow or a 90 minute transfer by taxi.

Bus from Glasgow

From Buchannan Street Bus Station in Glasgow, you can take a 1 hour bus directly to Drymen. For timetables and booking please check www.citylink.co.uk  

By Car

If you wish to drive then your cars can be left in Drymen in a public non secure car park. To retrieve your car at the end of the walk you will require a taxi transfer or the use of public transport via Perth and Glasgow which could take as much as 4 hours.

Getting from the End

Pitlochry is approximately 2 hours to Edinburgh Airport and 3 hours to Glasgow International Airport by taxi. 

Public Transport to Glasgow or Edinburgh

From Pitlochry, there are direct trains or buses to either Edinburgh or Glasgow which take under 2 hours. Please check www.scotrail.co.uk and www.citylink.co.uk for details.  

Baggage Transfer

Your bags will be collected from your accommodation each day and moved onto your overnight accommodation. We ask you to limit your luggage to one bag of up to 20kg per person.

General Information

The distances and ascent/descents are approximations of the recommended routes. Please be prepared by packing all necessary items, for example, proper rain gear (jacket and pants), sun hat, sunscreen. Your information pack has a detailed equipment list which includes standard walking gear such as good walking boots or shoes, warm and waterproof clothes for the cooler months and lightweight clothing for summer, and a day pack.

Equipment

Your information pack has a detailed equipment list which includes standard walking gear such as good walking boots or shoes, warm and waterproof clothes and a day pack.

Travel Insurance

It is a requirement of booking this tour with Macs Adventure that you have suitable travel insurance which covers you for the activity and emergency evacuation and hospital care.
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Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Drymen and overnight Day 2 Drymen to Aberfoyle 9.5 miles / 15 km Day 3 Aberfoyle to Strathyre 19 miles / 30 km Day 4 Strathyre to Killin 14.5 miles / 23 km Day 5 Killin to Ardtalnaig (overnight in Killin) 15.5 miles / 20 km Day 6 Ardtalnaig to Aberfeldy 15.5 miles / 25 km Day 7 Aberfeldy to Pitlochry 10 miles / 16 km Day 8 Onward Travel

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