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Walk the Rob Roy Way

Listed under Walking in Scotland, United Kingdom.

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This is another historic walk, based in the area of Scotland travelled by the slightly notorious Rob Roy MacGregor in the 18th Century. As well as the ruins, lochs, waterfalls and mountains that create the unique scenery of the Scottish highlands, the trail passes many interesting Rob Roy and Jacobite related points of interest, including Loch Tay, the Macnab Burial Ground near Killin, Robert Burn’s Seat (a rock ledge in a cave, but worth visiting for the atmosphere.) at the Birks of Aberfeldy and Balquhidder Church, with it’s metal coffins like safes.

The trail also passes Schiehallion, the ‘fairy mound’ mountain, where locals believed the fairies lived and help their fantastic parties, and on the final day it passes The Black Watch memorial.

This trail is between five and seven days of fairly easy walking with plenty of different sites, country side and villages to pass through and places to stay overnight. If you are planning to walk the Rob Roy Way I’d recommend you look into the historical side of the area first to get the most out of your experience. Its well (if too well) planned out in a couple of books, and on the website, which also talks about some of the history or the area. I’d also recommend you time your walking to stop over in Callander, where there is a Rob Roy Museum which will help you out with the story, if you do go that way I’d recommend you stay at Poppies Guest House and eat in their restaurant.  For a further selection of places to stay visit The Hotel Guru.

Written by  Russ Claridge.

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