Rob Roy Way

Description

  1. Name Rob Roy Way
  2. Length of trail 127 km, 79 miles
  3. Length in days 7 days
  4. Traildino grading EW, Easy walk, nature trail

Rob Roy Way

79 miles, 127 km (or 92 miles - 148 km), 7 days

Rob Roy MacGregor, an outlaw in the 17th and 18th century, the Scottish Robin Hood, has given his name to this trail in central Scotland.

He lived in these surroundings. And some local entrepreneurs started a trail and labeled it after this Scotch hero. The trail is not waymarked, but well described in guidebooks and on the web.

Apart from the association with a hero, we will be attracted to this particular trail by the highland scenery it runs through. From Drymen, past Loch Lomond, it follows the valleys up to Pitlochry. Geologically spoken, the trail is on the Highland Boundary Fault, where the highlands meet the lowlands. From the trail you will have fine views over the many long lochs in this exposed country, and visit some interesting Scottish villages. No monsters in these lochs, but in every other respect this trail can easily compete with the Great Glenn Way, and is more quiet too. The once boring Forrestry Commision plantations have reached maturity by now, and the Commission itself changed strategy, so that's no excuse to stay away any more.

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Rob Roy Way, 35km

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Rob Roy Way

Books

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Rob Roy Way
  • The Rob Roy Way, a 126 km/79 mile trail from Drymen near Loch Lomond to Pitlochry, at 1:40,000 on a light, waterproof and tear-resistant map from Footprint Walks in their series covering long-distance hiking routes. The trail is presented on 11 overlapping panels, each designed to cover one daily stage, with mapping providing user-friendly yet... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
  • The Rob Roy Way
  • The Rob Roy Way, a 126 km/79 mile trail from Drymen near Loch Lomond to Pitlochry, at 1:40,000 on a light, waterproof and tear-resistant map from Footprint Walks in their series covering long-distance hiking routes. The trail is presented on 11 overlapping panels, each designed to cover one daily stage, with mapping providing user-friendly yet... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
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Netherlands
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
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De Zwerver
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
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  • The Book Depository, United Kingdom
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2012
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2012
  • Rob Roy Way
  • This long-distance walk from Drymen to Pitlochry was co-developed by Rucksack Readers in 2001 and is now widely recognised as a great trail. It runs for 77 miles (124 km) along some of Scotland's finest lochs and glens, using historic footpaths, a cycleway, disused railway trackbed, forest and moorland tracks and some minor road. Many places... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2012
  • Wandelgids The Rob Roy Way | Rucksack Readers
  • Uitgevoerd in de vorm van een klapper, met ringband geeft deze gids een goede beschrijving van de lange afstands route. De kaarten zijn schetsmatig maar wel duidelijk. The Rob Roy Way is a long-distance walk from Drymen to Pitlochry, co-developed by Rucksack Readers in 2002. It runs for 79 miles (126 km) along some of Scotland's finest lochs... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
2012
  • Rob Roy Way
  • This long-distance walk from Drymen to Pitlochry was co-developed by Rucksack Readers in 2001 and is now widely recognised as a great trail. It runs for 77 miles (124 km) along some of Scotland's finest lochs and glens, using historic footpaths, a cycleway, disused railway trackbed, forest and moorland tracks and some minor road. Many places... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Callander & Oban Railway Through Time
  • Construction on the Callander & Oban Railway began in 1866, but because of the mountain terrain through which the line passed, especially at Glen Ogle and at the Pass of Brander at Loch Awe, the line did not open until 1880. Designed to link Callander, near Stirling, soon to be absorbed into the Scottish Central Railway and then the Caledonian,... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Callander & Oban Railway Through Time
  • Construction on the Callander & Oban Railway began in 1866, but because of the mountain terrain through which the line passed, especially at Glen Ogle and at the Pass of Brander at Loch Awe, the line did not open until 1880. Designed to link Callander, near Stirling, soon to be absorbed into the Scottish Central Railway and then the Caledonian,... Read more
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Rob Roy Way
  • Rob Roy Way, one of Scotland’s Great Trails from Drymen just north of Glasgow along Loch Tay to Pitlochry on the edge of the Cairngorms National Park presented at 1:40,000 on a light, waterproof and tear-resistant map from Harvey Map Services. The whole route, either 124km/77 miles or 151km/94 miles long depending on which variant one follows,... Read more
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United Kingdom
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart Rob Roy Way | Harvey Maps
  • Mooie, duidelijke kaart van de Rob Roy Way in Schotland. Geplastificeerd met veel extra informatie en uitsnedes van de route. One of Scotland's Great Trails Rob Roy Way is a walk across part of the Southern Highlands of Scotland taking in some of the most beautiful countryside in the UK. Starting from Drymen it goes north east to finish in... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Great Trossachs Path
  • The Great Trossachs Path, a 48km / 30 mile long spur off the West Highlight Way linking Inversnaid on Lomond with Callander presented at 1:40,000 on a GPS compatible, light, waterproof and tear-resistant map from Harvey Map Services. The route which runs along the shores of Loch Arklet, Loch Katrine, Loch Achray and Loch Venachar and links in... Read more
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Walking holidays

Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Rob Roy Way Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • A walking holiday through the heart of Scotland from Drymen to Pitlochry. 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... Read more
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