Walk of the Month - Rob Roy Way

What is the Rob Roy Way?

The Rob Roy Way allows you to see some of Scotland’s greatest scenery, encountering an abundance of lochs, glens and rivers. The route starts in Drymen, close to Loch Lomond, and takes you along the Trossachs all the way to the beautiful Perthshire town of Pitlochry. Over the course of the walk, you will cross the boundary between the Lowlands and the Highlands and encounter a drastic change of scenery as a result. 

The route is named after one of Scotland’s greatest folk heroes, Rob Roy, who frequently travelled across this area. Rob Roy has often been named as the ‘Scottish Robin Hood’ for his fearless actions against powerful forces. The Trossachs have been nicknamed ‘Rob Roy country’ ever since. 

This route is perfect for those wanting to experience a walk of drastic beauty, taking you through some of the greatest highlights of Scotland. 

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How long does it take to walk the Rob Roy Way?

The route is 79 miles (126 km), which we recommend walking over 6 or 7 days.

Our most popular itinerary is RRW2 which covers the route over 7 days, with an average walking distance of 11.3 miles (18.2 km) each day.

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How difficult is the Rob Roy Way?

We have graded the Rob Roy Way as being of moderate difficulty.

The route follows minor roads, forest tracks and mountainous trails. The route is not waymarked, however, it is easy to follow with guidebooks and maps.

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3 reasons to walk the Rob Roy Way 

1 - The route takes you through a great selection of breathtaking Highland lochs

2 - You get to experience a landscape that has a strong connection to one of Scotland’s greatest icons

3 - You get to stay in some of Scotland’s most charming rural towns and villages along the way

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 In our clients' words

 “It would be so hard to pick a favourite part, as every day offered something new and beautiful in its own way.” Christine Kessler, USA

“The holiday was great, and the walk lived up to expectations. Pretty challenging in parts, but the views all made up for the effort.” Stanley Duthie, Scotland

“We all enjoyed Rob Roy Way very much. The weather was all sunshine, the scenery beautiful and the accommodation & food excellent. Only complaint it all had to end!” Ian Grassie, Scotland

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Ready to walk the Rob Roy Way?

If you're inspired to walk the Rob Roy Way, Absolute Escapes offer self-guided walking holidays in the UK & Ireland which include accommodation, daily baggage transfers, guidebook/map, and full information pack. 

Send us an enquiry today - we’d love to help you plan an unforgettable walking holiday.


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