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Rob Roy Way

Perth and Kinross, Stirling

127 km / 79 miles
This walk follows the tracks and paths used by Rob Roy Macgregor in the 17th and 18th centuries as he worked, fought, and lived the life of Scotlandís most notorious outlaw. Starting at Drymen, where it links with the West Highland Way, the route takes in Aberfoyle, Callander, Strathyre, Killin, Ardtalnaig, Aberfeldy before finishing at Pitlochry. You also walk alongside Loch Venachar, Loch Lubnaig and Loch Tay and pass Ben Ledi, Ben Lawers and Ben Chonzie.

There are detailed route instructions available via the Rucksack Readers guidebook and the Rob Roy Way Grid Reference List.

From March 2008 an official revision opened on the final section between Aberfeldy and Pitlochry, under the Core Paths development, replacing almost 4 miles of road walking from the Weems to Strathtay road with a riverside and old railway cutting paths on the Grandtully side of the Tay. This route will be shown on the next edition of OS maps and the 3rd edition of the Rucksack Readers guide. Details are on the website,, and the Rucksack Reader 2nd Edition has an amendment sheet.

The Lowland Highland Trail (60 miles), part of Sustrans Route 7, is coincident in parts with the Rob Roy Way between Drymen and Ardeonaig. For anyone contemplating combining Rob Roy Way and the Cateran Trail, the guidebook provides a link between Pitlochry (RRW) and Kirkmichael (CT).


Path Type: Scotland's Great Trails
Attributes: Scotland's Great Trails
Former Railway
Start: NS474886 - Drymen, Stirling View on StreetMap
Finish: NN940580 - Pitlochry, Stirling View on StreetMap
Open Date: 2003
Web Sites: Scotland's Great Trails - Rob Roy Way SCSupport Ltd - Rob Roy Way Loch Lomond & The Trossachs NP - Rob Roy Way Independent Hostels UK - Rob Roy Way Accommodation Walk Highlands - Scotland's Long Distance Walking Routes The Rob Roy Way in 3 minutes [YouTube video] Rob Roy Way complete [YouTube video] Camino Adventures - Hiking the Rob Roy Way [blog] A walker's journal - The Rob Roy Way [blog] Undiscovered Scotland - Rob Roy Way

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook Rob Roy Way  (Rucksack Readers  - 2012 )


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger 51, 52, 53, 57
OS Landranger Active 51, 52, 53, 57
OS Explorer 38, 46, 47, 48, 49, 348, 379
OS Explorer Active 38, 46, 47, 48, 49, 348, 379
Other Paper Maps:
Harvey National Trail map
Rob Roy Way (Harvey Maps - 2018)
Rob Roy Way: Map & Guide (Footprint Maps - 2013)

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Accommodation within 5 km of this Path:

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Route Profile:

126.4 km (78.5 miles)
3,216 m (10,551 ft) ascent
564 m (1,850 ft)  maximum height

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