Rob Roy Way

A self-guided walking holiday through Rob Roy country from Drymen to Pitlochry.

6 to 9 nights
76 miles
Moderate to Demanding

From £485 per person

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About this route

This holiday option explores the whole of the Rob Roy Way from Drymen in the south to Pitlochry in the north, taking in the fine highland scenery of Loch Lomond, the Trossachs and the county of Perthshire.

This 76-mile Scottish walking trail is packed with stunning views and remarkable history, with something new to discover at every turn. Uncover the story of the famous outlaw Rob Roy as you take in the incredible scenery, explore historic landmarks and visit atmospheric settlements brimming with character.

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Rob Roy Way map
Drymen to Pitlochry
76 miles (122 km)
1st March to 31st October

Holiday Highlights

Following in the footsteps of Scotland’s notorious outlaw, Rob Roy MacGregor.

Wandering through the forests and visiting the lochs of Loch Venachar, Loch Lubnaig, Loch Earn and Loch Tay.

Enjoying the wonderful views and marvelling at some of the best highland scenery on offer in Scotland.

Available tours

CodeTourDurationDifficultyPrice per person
RRW1 From Drymen to Pitlochry 6 nights, 5 days walking Demanding£485
RRW2 From Drymen to Pitlochry 7 nights, 6 days walking Moderate / Demanding£565
RRW3 From Drymen to Pitlochry 8 nights, 7 days walking Moderate£645
RRW4 From Drymen to Pitlochry 9 nights, 8 days walking Moderate£725

Rob Roy Way 6 nights, 5 days walking

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

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

Day 1

Drymen to Aberfoyle. 10 miles (16km)

Day 2

Aberfoyle to Strathyre. 16 miles (25.5km)

Day 3

Strathyre to Ardeonaig(T). 20 miles (32km)

Day 4

Ardeonaig(T) to Aberfeldy. 18 miles (29km)

Day 5

Aberfeldy to Pitlochry. 11 miles (18km)

Finish

Depart from Pitlochry 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.

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 walk 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 walking on your own, or are part of a group but require a room of your own, then the Solo Walker or Single Supplements apply respectively:

A note about transfers
Solo Walker Supplement
£35.00 per person / per night
Single Supplement
£25.00 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?

  • 6 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.

The sleepy little town of Aberfoyle is an ideal base for exploring the Trossachs.

Aberfeldy is another 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.

Pitlochry, with its many shops, the Eradour Distillery, the Blair Atholl Distillery, the Scottish Plant Collectors Garden and the Festival Theatre, is another good choice.

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

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

Tour Facts

Total distance: 76 miles (122 km)
Duration: 6 nights, 5 days walking
Minimum daily distance: 10 miles (16 km)
Maximum daily distance: 20 miles (32 km)
Code: RRW1 Grade: Demanding
Season: 1st March - 31st October
Start of holiday: Drymen
End of holiday: Pitlochry

Route Profile

Rob Roy Way Route Profile

Travel Information

Detailed instructions on how to get to the start of the holiday and back from the end, are sent with your full holiday 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 (Drymen) are either Milngavie (about 12.5 miles away) or Glasgow Queen Street (about 18.5 miles away). There is a rail station at the end of the trail (Pitlochry).

By Bus - Various bus services run to Drymen and from Pitlochry.

From London - Trains run from London Euston station to Milngavie.

Return To The Start - The easiest way to return to the start of the trail, is to take the train from Pitlochry to Milngavie. From there a bus/taxi will be required to Drymen.

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 Way

“Contours excelled itself with selection of B&BS!”
Mr Whitehorn, UK
“Wonderful countryside. Not crowded. Accommodations were excellent. Baggage transfer was flawless. Most of the walk was on trails or paths, not motorways. Hosts were most helpful and accommodating.”
Mr Crocker, USA
“Yet another fabulous walk in Scotland. Probably the most varied of all the Scottish walks I’ve done, as it combines a mix of river bank, rolling hills, and farmland, railway track beds, moorland and sandy beaches – all within a week. And it has red squirrels – hurray!”
Mr Julyan, UK
“Perfectly booked, great walking maps (esp the professional fold-out map saved us twice!), beautiful B&BS. We walked several times in Scotland over the last years, all self booked but unfortunately as the job gets more demanding time was to scarce to do this time to do it all myself – what can I say”
Mr Maier, Germany
“Fabulous trail, lovely weather, great hospitality!”
Ms Siemensma, The Netherlands

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