Route

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Day 1: Arrive in Drymen
Travel to the picturesque village of Drymen located close to the shores of Loch Lomond and spend the evening at your first nights' accommodation.

Day 2: Drymen to Aberfoyle (10 miles / 16 km)
Leaving Drymen, the Rob Roy Way follows minor roads and forest tracks to the small town of Aberfoyle - the most southerly of the Trossachs villages. This is relatively easy walking on forest tracks and the peak of Ben Lomond can be seen far ahead.

Day 3: Aberfoyle to Callander (10 miles / 16 km)
From Aberfoyle the route continues on easy forest tracks through the Menteith Hills and descends to Loch Venachar before continuing on to picturesque Callander. This is the second largest town on the Rob Roy Way and is full of lovely tearooms, craft shops and pubs.

Day 4: Callander to Strathyre
(9 miles / 14 km)   
The Way continues its journey by the banks of the River Teith and gently climbs through the Pass of Leny to Loch Lubnaig and into the Highlands. The track follows the western shore of Loch Lubnaig to the small Highland village of Strathyre. This is an easy section shared with a cycle route following an old railway line.

Day 5: Strathyre to Killin (12 miles / 19 km)   
A gradual climb from Strathyre provides excellent views across the valley to Ben Sheann, before a steeper descent into the village of Kingshouse. From here it is a 2 mile side trip to Balquhidder - a must for anybody who wishes to see where Rob Roy lived and is buried. The route continues along the old railway line, climbing above the attractive village of Lochearnhead before entering Glen Ogle and descending into Killin - home of the wonderful Falls of Dochart

Day 6: Killin to Ardtalnaig (12 miles / 19 km)   
This is a splendid cross-country section which begins by climbing up into the mountains to the south of Loch Tay, a steady ascent to 575m and you should be rewarded with some fine views of the surrounding hills. Descend into the tiny village of Ardeonaig and follow a minor road for 3 miles along the south-side of Loch Tay.

As there is no accommodation in Ardtalnaig you will be collected and transferred back to Killin for a second night and returned to Ardtalnaig to continue your walk the next day.

Day 7: Ardtalnaig to Aberfeldy (15 miles / 24 km)
From Ardtalnaig the Way continues along the southern shores of Loch Tay past the hamlet of Acharn, continuing along forest tracks before descending past the Falls of Moness and the Birks of Aberfeldy to the attractive little town of Aberfeldy. This is a more strenuous day but you should be rewarded with great views of Ben Lawers and Schiehallion.

Day 8: Aberfeldy to Pitlochry (11 miles / 18 km)
On the final leg The Rob Roy Way crosses Wade's Bridge and heads downstream to the village of Strathtay. It is then an easy walk over hills and open moorland before you descend to Pitlochry - an attractive, bustling tourist town situated in a beautiful location on the River Tummel, surrounded by mountains.

Day 9: Onward travel