Rob Roy Ramble
A Short Walking Break in the Scottish Highlands
This short break (3 nights - 3 walking days) takes you into typical scenery of the Scottish Highlands (mountains, lochs and fast flowing rivers), but is easily accessible for a short break. The walk starts and finishes at Callander, the "gateway to the highlands," less than one hour by car (under 2 hours by public transport) from either Glasgow or Edinburgh. The route takes you through the land of highland legend Rob Roy McGregor, following paths that he followed, and stopping at Balquhidder, where he is now buried in the little kirkyard.
Rob Roy's Ramble - Suggested Itinerary (3 Walking Days - 3 Nights)
|Day 1||Arrive Callander||One hour from Edinburgh and Glasgow by car (or we can arrange transfers from Stirling or the airports or advise on appropriate public transport).|
|Day 2||Callander to Balquhidder
|Walk by the Falls of Leny and beautiful Loch Lubnaig. Stop and visit the village of "Bonny Strathyre" and see Rob Roy's Grave by the Braes of Balquhidder|
|Day 3||Balquhidder to Brig o'Turk
|From Loch Voil, walk through two remote glens, past deserted old highland settlements, and over a mountain pass at 500 metres to arrive at Brig o' Turk. You will then be transferred to Aberfoyle for an overnight stay|
|Day 4||Brig o' Turk to Callander
(7.5m, 12k) - and depart Callander
|By the banks of Loch Venachar, looking towards Ben Ledi, the dominant mountain in the area. The walk is quite short and undemanding, leaving you plenty of time for onward travel after arriving at Callander. As an alternative, you may choose to walk from Aberfoyle to Callander on the Rob Roy Way.|
Price for this itinerary
£215 per person
(2 people sharing & subject to availability)
You may choose to stay overnight in Callander at the end of day 4 (i.e. 3 walking days & 4 nights). Please let us know during the enquiry stage and we can incorporate this into the itinerary. As with all our holidays and short walking breaks, the itinerary can be adapted to suit your own specific needs. Accommodation is in good quality bed and breakfasts or small hotels. Prices include, accommodation, written maps and guides, and door to door luggage transfer.
The start and finish points for the Rob Roy Circuit and Ramble is Callander. The nearest big town is Stirling, on the main rail network, and only 30 minutes by train or bus from Glasgow or Edinburgh. At Stirling, the bus stance is right next to the railway station. From here, Firstbus service no. 59 takes about 45 minutes to reach Callander. There are additional buses, some of which run on Sundays, and quite late daily (see the Travelline Scotland web site and use the journey planner).
At "Bonny Strathyre"