Rob Roy Way

Rob Roy Way

A walk from Loch Lomond, through the Trossachs National Park and the Highlands of Perthshire.

3 to 9 nights
23-78 miles
Easy / Moderate to Demanding / Strenuous

From £355 per person

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About the trail

Named after Rob Roy MacGregor, Scotland’s most famous outlaw, the Rob Roy Way meanders across the southern Highlands of Scotland from Drymen to Pitlochry through many places where the outlaw and his clansmen were active. The trail follows old tracks besides rivers and lochs, through a series of charming glens and over passes which provide wonderful views of the surrounding mountains.

As well as the tales of Rob Roy’s adventures to uncover, there is a wide range of other historic sites to discover along the route, including prehistoric stone circles, military roads and the ruins of multiple crofts, shielings and mort-safes, all adding to the intrigue of this scenic walk. Book your Rob Roy Way walking holiday today, with full-route and short break itineraries to suit your pace.

We offer multiple holiday options along this trail. If you wish to experience the entire trail, simply select the first option from the list below.

Choose your route

  • Rob Roy Way
  • Rob Roy Way Highlights
  • Rob Roy Way Short Break

About this route

4 to 6 nights
49 miles
Moderate to Demanding / Strenuous
14th March to 31st October

From £470 per person

Rob Roy Way Highlights

Focus on the wilder central section of the Rob Roy Way on our Highlights holiday, which tours between Callander and Aberfeldy. Here, clambering woodland paths give way to open lanes with far-reaching views over green hills and mountains toward Loch Tay, with wooded and craggy wilderness ahead. Glittering expanses of water are frequent companions along the way, including the reservoir at Lochan Breaclaich and the long stretch of Loch Lubnaig, not to mention the lively Falls of Dochart near Killin.

Available tours

Code Tour Duration Difficulty Price per person
RRWH1 From Callander to Aberfeldy 4 nights, 3 days walking Demanding / Strenuous £470
RRWH2 From Callander to Aberfeldy 5 nights, 4 days walking Moderate / Demanding £585
RRWH3 From Callander to Aberfeldy 6 nights, 5 days walking Moderate £700

Short breaks

Code Tour Duration Difficulty Price per person
RRWSB1 From Callander to Killin 3 nights, 2 days walking Moderate £355
RRWSB2 From Callander to Killin 4 nights, 3 days walking Easy / Moderate £470

Rob Roy Way Highlights 4 nights, 3 days walking

£NNN per person
  • Itinerary
  • What's included?
  • Extra nights?
  • Tour facts
  • Route profile
  • Travel info
  • Weather
  • Holiday Highlights

Travel to Callander where your first night's accommodation will be booked

Day 1

Callander to Lochearnhead. 15.5 miles (25km) / 1056 ft (322 m) ascent

Day 2

Lochearnhead to Ardeonaig(L). 17 miles (27km) / 2169 ft (661 m) ascent

Day 3

Ardeonaig(L) to Aberfeldy. 18 miles (29km) / 2067 ft (630 m) ascent


Depart from Aberfeldy after breakfast

Your Itinerary

This itinerary lists our preferred overnight stops for this tour. Sometimes there may be a shortage of available accommodation in a preferred location, in which case we will transfer you from the trail to your accommodation and back again at no extra charge. Overnight stops marked with a (T) will always require transfers as standard.

Overnight stops marked with an (L) have very limited accommodation, and therefore more often than not will also require a transfer, particularly on bank holidays and weekends. We will use non-transfer accommodation wherever possible.

The daily mileages quoted are average trail miles only and do not include the distance from the trail to your accommodation. We do not expect you to have to travel more than a mile from the trail to your accommodation in most cases; should your accommodation be further than this, transfers will be provided as standard if practical. A very limited number of stops will require you to travel on foot up to two miles off the trail, however these instances will be clearly communicated to you if applicable.

Further transfers may also be required due to some accommodations having a two-night minimum booking policy, especially at weekends.

Below are the additional costs that may apply depending on your requirements. Dog-friendly tours are subject to a Daily Dog Charge, which will be listed below if applicable. Our standard prices per person are based upon two people sharing a room; if you are on your own, or are part of a group but require a room of your own, then the Solo Traveller or Single Supplements apply respectively:

A note about transfers
Solo Traveller Supplement
£60.00 per person / per night
Single Supplement
£50.00 per person / per night

You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:

Extra night (Standard)
£65.00 per person / per night
© Contours Walking Holidays Rob Roy Way Highlights map
49 miles (79 km)
14th March to 31st October

Holiday highlights

Visiting welcoming settlements like Calander, Stathyre, Killin and Aberfeldy with their dramatic mountain backdrops.

Wandering alongside Loch Lubnaig and Loch Tay.

Hiking north into the expansive Highland scenery Scotland is so famous for.

What's included?

  • 4 nights' accommodation in en-suite rooms (where available) in selected B&B’s, hotels, inns and guesthouses along the trail, or a short distance away via taxi provided at our expense.
  • Breakfast each day.
  • Door to door luggage transfer.
  • Maps with the route marked on and a guidebook or route notes describing the trail.
  • An information pack containing an itinerary, instructions on how to find your accommodation each night and a kit list.
  • Detailed travel instructions on how to get to the start of your holiday and back from the end of it.

Extra Nights & Rest Days

An extra night is a wonderful way to extend your holiday. Whether you spend your extra day exploring or simply resting your weary legs, an extra night gives you more time to experience the sights and sounds along the trail.

Aberfeldy is a good choice. It is an attractive little town with plenty of interesting shops, a superbly restored early 19th century water mill and Dewar's World of Whisky, which provides a fascinating insight into the making of malt whisky.

You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:

Extra night (Standard)
£65.00 per person / per night

Tour Facts

Total distance: 49 miles (78.5 km)
Duration: 4 nights, 3 days walking
Minimum daily distance: 15.5 miles (25 km)
Maximum daily distance: 18 miles (29 km)
Code: RRWH1 Grade: Demanding / Strenuous
Season: 14th March - 31st October
Start of holiday: Callander
End of holiday: Aberfeldy

Route Profile

Rob Roy Way Highlights Route Profile

Travel Information

Useful information and travel links that will assist you in your plans to travel to the start of the holiday and back from the end of it are sent to you with your full tour pack. A summary is given below:

By Air - The most convenient major city and international airports are Glasgow, Glasgow Prestwick and Edinburgh.

By Rail - The nearest rail stations to the start of the trail (Callander) are either Dunblane (about 11.5 miles away), or Stirling (15.5 miles). From Aberfeldy, the nearest rail stations are at Pitlochry (15 miles) or Dunkeld & Birnam (17.5 miles).

By Bus - There is no direct bus service from Dunblane to Callander, so a taxi would be the best option. Buses run from Stirling to Callander. There are no viable public transport options from Aberfeldy to either Pitlochry or Dunkeld & Birnam stations, so a taxi will be required.

From London - Trains run from London Kings Cross (and occasionally London Euston) to Dunblane.

Return To The Start - The easiest way to return to the start of the trail, is to take a taxi, as public transport options are somewhat lengthy.

Weather Information

To find out more about the weather forecast for your chosen holiday's general location, please see the following websites:

  • MetCheck - This website allows you to look up detailed weather information for specific locations as far as six months in advance.
  • Met Office - This website shows regional area forecasts a few days in advance, with a general UK forecast description of up to 30 days in advance.
  • Mountain Forecast - This website shows what the forecast is like up on specific hills and fells, and offers forecasts a few days in advance.