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Welcome to Hooked on Walking Holidays and our Scottish walking holiday within the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. This walking transverses the National Park from West to East and is available as a 7 night self guided walking holiday. This walking holiday takes you through the National Park with fabulous views of the many great Lochs of the region. This walking route is more commonly known as the Rob Roy’s Way.
The Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park is the first National Park of Scotland which was officially opened in 2003. Loch Lomond is probably one of the most famous Lochs in Scotland (after Loch Ness) and the surrounding area to the east of this loch is the region of the Trossachs. Our walk will start just to the south of Loch Lomond and around 30km from Glasgow. The walk will follow a general north east direction following in some part of the Highland fault which was formed in the Ice age. The total walk 125 km long and can be walked in 6 days. The Trossachs region to the east of the National Park is the so called ‘Rob Roy McGregor‘ country. Rob Roy a so called local hero in some historians eyes and a villain in others, he roamed the Trossachs countryside rustling cattle from the English. He is buried only a short distance from our route. The region also has many great Lochs, Venachar, Lubnaig, Earn and Tay to name a few.
Day 1 Arrive in Drymen
Day 2 Drymen to Aberfoyle 10 miles ( 16 km ) up 120m
Today your walk takes you through Loch Ard Forest with views of Ben Lomond in the distance. The varied forest tracks take you through some old woodland and clearings with wonderful views. Underneath the ground you are crossing the Loch Katrine water system which feeds Glasgow from the near by Loch. Aberfoyle is a wonderful picturesque village with its woolen visitor centre and small animal farm. Often in the summer months you will see exhibitions of sheep shearing, sheep dogs working and even birds of prey exhibitions.
Day 3 Aberfoyle to Callander 10 miles ( 16 km ) up 150m
You will walk along the highland fault today with low lands to the south and highlands to the north. A spectacular walk. Crossing the hills you will have in your view Loch Venachar and Ben Ledi in the distance. With Callander there are many places to eat and visit. Nearby are the woolen mills visitor centres, within the tourist information centre is the Rob Roy Visitor attraction giving you some further information about this well known local hero.
Day 4 Callander to Lochearnhead 13 miles ( 21 km ) up 180m
A beautiful walk alongside the Falls of Leny and Loch Lubnaig to Strathrye. Using well marked trails you head north, wonder at the colours across the Loch as you walk beside it with the sky and tree covered hills reflecting in the water. After a break at Strathyre (maybe in the local pub) you continue onto Lochearnhead sitting at the western end of the great Loch Earn. Along this section you can take the short detour to visit the grave of Rob Roy McGregor in the tiny village of Balquhidder.
Day 5 Lochearnhead to Killin 12 miles ( 19 km ) up 300m
From Lochearnehad you will take the gentle walk up Glen Ogle admiring the views to your right of Lochs Earn. The pass leads you to Killin, a lovely highland village sitting on the Falls of Dochart. At the top of Glen Ogle you will have magnificent views over to Ben Lawers one of the highest mountains in this region of Scotland.
Day 6 Killin to Aberfeldy 17.5 miles 28km up 600m
You leave Killin today and head into the hills climbing to 600m. At the summit you will have wonderful views of the surrounding countryside and Loch Tay in the distance. You descend down to Ardeonaig midway along Loch Tay where you shall walk along the country lane to Kenmore. The route has some fantastic views across the Loch towards Ben Lawers at over 3000 feet. Along the way you will pass the Scottish Crannog centre showing life on the Loch during the iron age. Kenmore at the far end of the loch is a wonderful historic village. A late afternoon transfer shall take you to Aberfeldy.
Day 7 Aberfeldy to Pitlochry 11 miles ( 18 km ) up 300m
Firstly on some minor roads and tracks before climbing over the moorlands to Pitlochry and across the Fish and Dam Ladder. Pitlochry is also a bustling Victorian town greatly used in the 1800’s by the rich gentry from Edinburgh and Glasgow, now a busy holiday town. Two distilleries nearby to visit along with the beautiful Blair Castle a short bus ride away. Its well worth staying an extra night in Pitlochry to maybe recover and visit the Castle.
Day 8 Holiday Complete
You holiday is complete after breakfast or stay an extra day.
Difficulty: Walks from 5 hours to 7.5 hours with climbs up to around 600m on a few days. Some days and gentle in terrain
Accommodation: 3 star hotels, guests houses or upgrade to select 3 and 4 star guest houses and hotels.
What is Included
7 nights Code RR
Per Person based on sharing Twin / Double room
Accommodation upgrade per person
£625 Double, £999 single
Extra Night in Glasgow, per person
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How to get there
By Plane to Edinburgh or Glasgow airport where trains are available to Drymen and from Pitlochry. Private car transfers are also available at extra cost.
By Car to Glasgow where you can take a train and bus to Drymen, transfers available back to Glasgow on request ( extra cost )
By Train / Bus to Drymen
Private transfers are available from Glasgow train station or International airport to Drymen for £55 for up to 4 persons.
Extensions in Edinburgh or Pitlochry
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