18th to 24th May 2002

To mark the completion of the routes development SCSupport Ltd (the website designers and webmaster), ran an Inaugural Walk along the length of the Way. This was guided by John Henderson of SCSupport and he was joined along the route by many interested walkers.

Starting in Drymen the walkers were given a warm send off from Catriona Craig of Argyll, the Isles, Loch lomond, Stirling & The Trossachs Tourist Board, as well as some of the local accommodation providers.
The second leg started from Aberfoyle and was supported by Morrison Bowmore, the sponsors of the Rob Roy Way Leaflet.

Walk leaving Aberfoyle TIC
Callander to Strathyre

On the Callander to Strathyre section the group were joined by the youngest walker, a five year old daughter of one of the local hoteliers . This is the part of the route that is the least demanding although the scenery over Loch Lubnaig is dramatic.

Throughout the complete walk Tony & Helen McKay of A.J.McKay Visual Production were at hand recording the walk and scenery for a forthcoming video of the Rob Roy Way.

The video will cover the full route with all the optional variations included. There will also be an audio commentary highlighting much of the facination stories from along the way.

Visit this section and the News page to find out information on when the video tape will be available and details on cost and ordering.

Video team and two walkers
Welcome at the Crannog Centre

Part of the beauty of the Way is the interesting history that the walk passes by. The Crannog Centre on Loch Tay is a perfect example of life prehistoric Scotland. The inaugural walkers were greeted by the MD of the Crannog Centre and given a guided tour of the facility.

The Centre is 1 mile from the Acharn Falls, the closest point to the Way.

The final leg sets off from the Aberfeldy TIC. Although this section was done on a rather wet day the spirits were high and we welcomed new walkers from Somerset and representatives from the Perthshire Tourist Board. On arriving at Pitlochry the Chairman of the Board, Andrew Mathieson and Cllr. Bob Scott of Perth & Kinross Council presented completion certificates and Rob Roy Whisky minitures to the walkers.

Some of walkers leaving Aberfeldy
walking certificate

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