The Rob Roy Way is one of Scotland’s Great Trails and is very popular with both walkers and cyclists. It runs through many places linked with Scotland’s most famous outlaw, Rob Roy MacGregor (1671-1734). The route starts at Drymen (near Glasgow) and ends at Pitlochry in the eastern Highlands, so it takes you away from the crowds following the West Highland Way to some of Scotland’s finest lochs and glens. Its main spine runs for 79 miles (127 km) and is waymarked. There is an optional extra 17 miles if you take the wilderness extension through Glen Almond and Glen Quaich. Most walkers complete it in 6-8 days and most cyclists in 3-4 days.

The route goes through Loch Ard forest to Aberfoyle; heads east and north beside Lochs Venachar, Lubnaig and Tay; and passes through superb scenery, with interesting aqueducts, viaducts and a 3600 year-old stone circle. The terrain is a mixture of forest tracks, cycleway, disused railway trackbed and moorland footpaths. The Way passes through a succession of friendly villages with welcoming pubs and B&Bs.
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1Forest Road (RRW)
Loch Ard Forest
4,813 ft
2Forest Road (RRW)
Loch Ard Forest
2,835 ft
3Forest Road (RRW)
Loch Ard Forest
3,333 ft
4Forest Road (RRW)
Loch Ard Forest
3 miles
1,677 ft
6Forest Road
Achray Forest
2,549 ft
7Forest Road
Achray Forest
5,069 ft
8Forest Road
915 ft
9Forest Road
Achray Forest
4,314 ft
Achray Forest
1 mile
Achray Forest
3,192 ft
12Forest Road
Achray Forest
1,024 ft
13Forest Road
Achray Forest
1 mile
14RRW to/from Strathtay
2 miles
15RRW across the hill
2,584 ft
16Callandar and Oban Railway Path (Rob Roy Way)
Stank Glen
2 miles
17Callandar and Oban Railway Path (Rob Roy Way)
Stank Glen
1 mile
18Forest Road
3 miles
19Access Road
3 miles
20Forest Road (RRW)
Loch Ard Forest
2 miles
21Access Road
2,142 ft
22Access Road
912 ft
23Access Road
1,467 ft
24Access Road
1,506 ft
25Access Road
1,535 ft
26Access Road
1 mile
814 ft
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