Walk in the footsteps of Scotland's Most Legendary Outdoorsman-Rob Roy MacGregor.
"Rogan is an exceptional guide with a wealth of knowledge and loads of personality. It is obvious he loves being a guide and he worked very hard to make sure we got to do all the things we wanted to do. It was all about us and making sure we were having the best time possible. He spent time with each of us and took the time and energy to get to know us personally. His joyous attitude toward life made the experience exceptional."- Pamela Price
Hike through the Trossachs, Scotland's first national park and one of the most pristine natural environments of Great Britain.
Overnight in charming hotels and quaint B&Bs.
Explore the countryside made famous by Rob Roy MacGregor, Scotland's real-life Robin Hood.
Walk in the footsteps of one of Scotland’s most legendary outdoorsmen and greatest heros – Rob Roy McGregor. Through green meadows, along the coasts of sapphire lochs and across the feet of wind-swept Munros (peaks over 3,000 feet), you will walk as he did during this nine day hiking tour through a beautiful region of the Scottish Highlands called the Trossachs.
Who was Rob Roy?
Rob Roy MacGregor was a sort of Scottish Robin Hood who lived during the turn of the 18th Century. Stealing and conning wealthy farmers and land barons was his specialty, and bestowing his spoils among the empty hands of the less fortunate was his passion. Over time, Rob Roy became a local folk hero and legend, hence the long-distance foot path that bears his name.
The Rob Roy Way long distance hiking path penetrates the same wooded hills that Rob Roy MacGregor traveled during his racketeering days. The landscape is incredibly beautiful with historic stone cottages, crystalline lochs and one lane country roads providing an idyllic backdrop.
While hiking the Rob Roy Way, you will not only be steeped in history, but immersed in one of the most pristine natural environments of Great Britain, traveling through waterside, woodland, and moorland ecosystems. Additionally, at the commensuration of every day of travel, you will be accommodated to a spectacular degree in the pastoral villages that line the Way, eating and sleeping in only the finest B&Bs and hotels.
Arrive and transfer independently to Drymen, where you will meet your group for drinks, orientation and dinner.
We will commence our inaugural leg of the Rob Roy Way after a filling breakfast, walking eleven miles past the Campsie Fells, through lush forests and along the Loch Katrine water scheme. Arrive in the town of Aberfoyle, renowned for its legendary antique market. We will overnight in a fine and historic B&B on Aberfoyle’s main street.
Today we walk through the woods and along the Lochan Allt a’Chip Dhuibh. The heavily wooded area is the home to many small waterfalls, and is sure to add at least a spell or two of magic to our day. Arrive in the village of Callander, home to the Rob Roy & Trossachs Visitor Centre. Tonight we are in an elegant, superior four star hotel.
With the singing waters of the Garbh Uisge to our side, we depart Callander and walk upstream along the river until we reach the Falls of Leny. Arrive in the small, welcoming, and peaceful tiny town of Strathyre. The pub at our inn could not be better!
On our walk to Killin, we will traverse a few steady, yet manageable climbs, and pass by Balquhidder, the sight of Rob Roy’s grave. A quick side-trip to the sight to the graveyard is easy, and enjoyable. In Killin, we arrive at the site that was once the stronghold of the MacNab clan. All that is left of them is a burial ground on Inchbuie island, visible from the bridge that crosses into town. Tonight we stay at a historic B&B.
Today we trek across the countryside, with beautiful views of Loch Tay, before arriving in the small hamlet of Ardeonaig, where we will find the excellent Ardeonaig Hotel, with a restaurant that puts its focus on letting local and seasonal produce speak for itself.
The patchwork countryside beckons us onwards towards Aberfeldy, as we walk across a ridge that spans across two gorges. Pass the iconic and memorable Taymouth Castle along the way. Near Aberfeldy, we take the time to stop by the Birks o’Aberfeldy, where Robert Burns, the famed poet, composed a number of his verses. Tonight we stay in a superior and historic B&B.
We begin our day with a journey past Dewar’s World of Whisky, a distillery that has been helping visitors “taste the highland spirit” since 1898. Continue the final leg of our journey through moorland, forest, and prehistoric stone circles. Pause for a glimpse of Grandtully Castle, built during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and proceed to Pitlochry, made famous by Queen Victoria’s visit back in 1884. We enjoy our last night in the Trossachs in a luxury four-star hotel.