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
As of September 2011 a new and additional revision has been made to the walking route, this time on the entry into
Callander from the shore of Loch Venachar.
This revision removes a 1½ mile section of road walking and replaces this with a walk through Coilhallan Wood
then an entry into Callander over a footbridge that crosses the River Teith. For details on this revision
An earlier route up grade started in 2008 when the official route was altered on the 5 mile section between Aberfeldy
and Strathtay, eliminating a section of tarmac
and introducing river and countryside paths.
The website has been amended to reflect these enhancements however O/S Maps and earlier
editions of the Rucksack Reader will not necessarily yet reflect either of these changes.
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.
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.
The Rucksack Reader Guide
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.
The Rob Roy Way webmaster / route developers are pleased to have an association with The Rob Roy
Challenge. This event first took place in June 2006 and was made possible with the support of
Martin Currie (Investment Managers).
The date for the 2014 Challenge is set as Saturday 26th June 2014. In 2014 the new charity partner will be
This years challenge was held on Saturday 22nd June 2013 and followed the succcessful format of the
previous years of the event. It was a combined walking and cycling challenge along three quarters of the
Way and it raised funds for deserving charities. Over 500 participants took part.
Visit the official Martin Currie Rob Roy
Challenge website for information on the 2014 event and results + photos of the 2013 Challenge.