Rob Roy Country Short Break

A short circular walk from Callander exploring the fantastic scenery of Rob Roy Country.

4 nights
33 miles
Moderate / Demanding

From £350 per person

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About this route

Starting and finishing in the bustling little town of Callander, this delightful short walk explores the hills and glens nestled in the heart of Rob Roy Country.

The walk begins by following the Rob Roy Way past the Falls of Leny and beautiful Loch Lubnaig to Strathyre, before heading along the west bank to Balquhidder, where Rob Roy lies buried close to the ruins of the old kirk.

The trail then heads for the village of Brig o' Turk through two wild and remote glens dotted with the ruins of abandoned settlements, before meandering along the shores of Loch Venachar back to Callander.

Standard
Interactive
© Contours Walking Holidays Rob Roy Country Short Break map
Circular trail beginning at Callander
33 miles (53 km)
1st March to 31st October

Holiday highlights

Visiting the historic sites associated with Rob Roy MacGregor, Scotland’s most notorious outlaw.

Exploring the delightful towns of Callander and Balquhidder, each with their own unique charm and insightful history.

Enjoying a short break and discovering the wild hills and glens of this remote area of Scotland.

Available tours

CodeTourDurationDifficultyPrice per person
RRSB A circular trail beginning at Callander 4 nights, 3 days walking Moderate / Demanding£350

Rob Roy Country Short Break 4 nights, 3 days walking

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  • Itinerary
  • What's included?
  • Extra nights?
  • Tour facts
  • Route profile
  • Travel info
  • Weather

Important information

Please note that the day's walk from Balquhidder to Brig o' Turk traverses remote moorland with no visible paths. Map reading and compass skills are essential in poor weather.

Start

Travel to Callander where your first night's accommodation has been booked

Day 1

Callander to Balquhidder. 14 miles (22.5km)

Day 2

Balquhidder to Brig o' Turk. 10 miles (16km)

Day 3

Brig o' Turk to Callander. 9 miles (14.5km)

Finish

Depart from Callander 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; should your accommodation be further than this, transfers will be provided as standard.

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
£40.00 per person / per night
Single Supplement
£30.00 per person / per night

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

Extra night (Standard)
£50.00 per person / per night

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.

Consider an extra night at the beginning or end of your walk if you would like to spend some time exploring. Callander is an attractive town with plenty of shops and the Rob Roy and Trossachs Visitor Centre, which has an entertaining audiovisual exhibition on the life and times of Rob Roy.

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

Extra night (Standard)
£50.00 per person / per night

Tour Facts

Total distance: 33 miles (53 km)
Duration: 4 nights, 3 days walking
Minimum daily distance: 9 miles (14.5 km)
Maximum daily distance: 14 miles (22.5 km)
Code: RRSB Grade: Moderate / Demanding
Season: 1st March - 31st October
Start of holiday: Callander
End of holiday: Callander

Route Profile

Rob Roy Country Short Break 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 Edinburgh, Glasgow and Glasgow Prestwick.

By Rail - The nearest rail station to Callander is at Stirling (about 16 miles away).

By Bus - Various bus services run to and from Callander.

From London - Trains run from London Kings Cross station to Stirling. From there a bus/taxi will be required to Callander.

Return To The Start - The Rob Roy Short Break is a circular tour beginning and ending in Callander.

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.

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Customer reviews from the Rob Roy Country Short Break

“Well organized, including travel package, book, hotel arrangements and luggage transfers for a care-free holiday. Well-arranged and care-free.”
Mr Beelaard, Netherlands
“Very well organized and great accommodation, thanks for a good experience.”
Ms Lamphuttha, UK
“We highly appreciated that you managed to organize our tour on very short notice!”
Mr Pliakas, Switzerland
“Thank you so much for setting up our walking holiday on the Rob Roy Country Short Break. The Bed and Breakfasts worked out really well for us, with comfortable rooms, especially appreciated before and after hiking, and the breakfasts were plentiful and delicious. Our hosts were friendly and welcoming. The taxi service for picking us and returning us to our hike locations worked out very well, often ready and waiting for us and helping us figure out the time frames for completing the day of walking to meet them. Our luggage was always waiting for us or dropped off when we were dropped off at the Bed and Breakfast… The maps and written descriptions of our walking routes worked out really well. The Moorlands were the most challenging part, but also some of the most beautiful areas to explore. The accommodations worked out very well and so did the driver pick-ups and returns to the trails when needed. The hike booklet descriptions were very helpful for finding our way and the downloadable map for our phone worked well to check ourselves… We would definitely recommend your services for those wanting a bit of support/luxury when enjoying a walking holiday.”
Mrs Schulzrinne, USA

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