Rob Roy Way

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Rob Roy Way
Length 92 mi (148 km)
Location Scotland, United Kingdom
Trailheads Drymen
56°03′57″N 4°27′09″W / 56.0658°N 4.4524°W / 56.0658; -4.4524 (Rob Roy Way (Drymen trailhead))
Pitlochry
56°42′08″N 3°43′57″W / 56.7022°N 3.7326°W / 56.7022; -3.7326 (Rob Roy Way (Pitlochry trailhead))
Use Hiking

The Rob Roy Way is a Scottish long distance footpath that runs from Drymen to Pitlochry. The path was created in 2002 and runs for 92 miles (148 km). The route crosses the Highland Boundary Fault, a geological fault where the Highlands meet the Lowlands. It provides spectacular views overlooking Loch Lubnaig, Loch Earn, Loch Venachar and Loch Tay.[1]

The way takes its name from Rob Roy MacGregor, a famous Scottish folk hero and outlaw of the early 18th century. It traverses countryside that he knew well and travelled frequently.[1]

Besides Drymen and Pitlochry, the way passes through Aberfoyle, Callander, Strathyre, Killin, Amulree and Aberfeldy.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Rob Roy Way". Walking Scotland. VisitScotland. Retrieved 2009-10-14. 
  2. ^ "The Rob Roy Way Long Distance Walking Route". I-Net Support. Retrieved 2009-10-14. 

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Coordinates: 56°27′38″N 4°17′45″W / 56.4605°N 4.2957°W / 56.4605; -4.2957 (Rob Roy Way)