Scotland's Great Trails

Rucksack Reader

A seven day walk across the Southern Highland of Scotland taking in some of the most beautiful countryside in the UK. Starting from Drymen on the West Highland Way it goes north east to finish in Pitlochry.
The Way is 77 or 94 miles - 124 or 151Km dependent on route choice.

  • Drymen
  • Pitlochry
  • Aberfoyle
  • Callander
  • Strathyre
  • Killin or Amulree
  • Aberfeldy

Achmore Burn, Loch Tay and Ben Lawers

Achmore Burn, Loch Tay and Ben Lawers

Walking along:
  • Loch Venachar
  • Loch Lubnaig
  • Loch Tay
Passing by:
  • Ben Ledi
  • Ben Lawers
  • Ben Chonzie

This walk follows the tracks and paths used by Rob Roy MacGregor in the 17th & 18th centuries as he worked fought and lived the life of Scotland's most notorious outlaw. The paths were also well used by other historical characters throughout the Jacobite uprisings, and the feuds between the local clans.
Sense the history of Scotland as you travel through glens, along rivers & burns and past mountains & lochs. Soak up some of Scotland's greatest scenery.

This, the Official Website, is designed to provide you with the information needed to plan, participate in and get the most out of this long distance walk. The walk is defined in detail, the site provides interesting details on the history and general activites to be found on the route, and offers a comprehensive planning & booking facility.

To assist with the navigation Walking Support offers a comprehensive directional table giving you all the key decision points defined by O/S Grid Reference Numbers and detailing what to do at these points.
Due to some route improvements we have now published a revised edition, this dated November 2011. Earlier dated directions may vary slightly at some points along the Way.
To receive this table simply order and pay 3.99 on-line and you will then receive this document as an e-mail attachment once secure payment has been confirmed and notified to Walking Support / SCSupport Ltd.

The Rucksack Reader Guide

Rob Roy Way Rucksack Reader
Published in April 2012, the third edition of the Rob Roy Way is the definitive guidebook with dropdown map. This guidebook, suberbly illustrated and written is published by Rucksack Readers of Dunblane.
Click to access the relevant details on their website where you can purchase on-line.

If you are looking at this site before enbarking on the route, would you like to receive a certificate on completion? If so click here and you can see how easy it is to receive this recognition.

Rob Roy Challenge
The Rob Roy Way webmaster / route developers are pleased to have an association with The Rob Roy Challenge.

After 11 years the Rob Roy Challenge will be taking a break in 2017 to work on making the event even better. Wed like to thank everyone who has played a part in the events success, and we look forward to welcoming you back in summer 2018.

Visit the official Martin Currie Rob Roy Challenge website for more information and news on the 2018 event.

This website is endorsed by "Scotland's Physical Activity Strategy - Let's Make Scotland More Active"

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