DAY 1: Arrival in Aberfoyle
From your point of arrival, use the public transport information we provide to make the journey to Aberfoyle.
DAY 2: Aberfoyle to Callander
Distance 15km • Approximate Walking Time 4 - 5 hours • Ascent (↑) 280m
From Aberfoyle, the trail passes through a forest and up into the Monteith Hills. Along the way, discover a tranquil lake hidden away in the trees – a perfect spot to enjoy a picnic lunch.
DAY 3: Callander to Strathyre
15km • 4 - 5 hours • (↑) 120m
After visiting ruins dating back to Roman times in the splendid village of Callander, follow the Number 7 cycle path next to the shores of Loch Lubnaig (The Lake with a bend) all the way to Strathyre.
DAY 4: Strathyre to Lochearnhead
11km • 3 - 4 hours • (↑) 250m
A brisk climb out of Strathyre village opens up stunning views over the River Balvag valley below. After descending to Kingshouse, the trail follows a cycle path to the village of Lochearnhead on the shores of Loch Earn.
DAY 5: Lochearnhead to Killin
12km • 3 - 4 hours • (↑) 250m
From the lakeshore, the trail now heads north-west up the beautiful Glen Ogle valley to an impressive viaduct built in 1870. Hike past a memorial to two RAF pilots who crashed in the surrounding hills before descending into Killin.
DAY 6: Killin to Ardeonaig
15km • 4 - 6 hours • (↑) 510m
Weather permitting, you will enjoy some of the best views in Scotland over the next couple of days hiking. Today, forest roads and mountain tracks take you steadily uphill to large reservoir from where you often have views across Loch Tay towards Ben Lawer – a famous local summit. After passing the highest point of the Rob Roy Way, at 560m, you descend across open moorland to the tiny hamlet of Ardeonaig on the shores of Loch Tay. Pick-up from Ardeonaig and overnight in Killin.
DAY 7: Acharn to Aberfeldy
16km • 4 - 6 hours • (↑) 360m
Transfer to Acharn in the morning. Today’s hike is perhaps the most beautiful on the entire trail and indeed, on a fine day, one of the best in all of Scotland. After a brief climb in the morning, you follow grassy tracks and paths across open fields with stunning vistas over Loch Tay and the surrounding countryside.
DAY 8: Aberfeldy to Pitlochry
16km • 4 - 5 hours • (↑) 320m
Follow the path of an old, dismantled railway line next to the River Tay as far as the village of Grandtully. From here, you tackle the last climb of your hiking holiday with superb views back towards Ben Lawer. A good opportunity to take out that camera one last time!
DAY 9: Departure from Pitlochry
There are regular bus and train services from Pitlochry to Edinburgh and onwards to Glasgow. Full details provided upon booking.