The Rob Roy Way – A Hiking Spotlight

October 22, 2017 by
Alex hiking in Connemara
POSTED BY October 22, 2017

The Rob Roy Way is a long-distance walking route in Scotland. It was established in 2002 and stretches from Drymen to Pitlochry.

It was named after the famous and well-liked Scottish outlaw, Rob Roy MacGregor. He was commonly known as the Robin Hood of Scotland.

The Rob Roy Way follows many of the same tracks and paths that Rob Roy used during his cattle-droving days.


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The Rob Roy Story, Kentmore Antiques Shop – Callander

Find out more about the man that the trail is named after by visiting Kenmore Antiques Shop in Callander.

The Rob Roy exhibition was moved to Lady Kentmores following the closure of the Rob Roy and Trossachs visitor centre.

It now houses a 20-minute presentation which details the life of Rob Roy MacGregor.

You will also gain an insight into why the surrounding area is known as Rob Roy’s territory.


The Scottish Crannog Centre – Kenmore

Crannogs are believed to have been used as a defensive mechanism to keep an eye out for attackers.

They are timber dwellings which are perched above water, giving good protection from any unwanted visitors trying to gain entry.

It is likely that these buildings belonged to wealthy people who wished to keep their homes safe.

Take a guided tour of the crannog centre and learn how the communities lived here almost 5,000 years ago.

Self-guided exhibitions and detailed displays help you to understand the daily routines of the people that lived here.

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Iain Burnett, Highland Chocolatier – Grandtully

For any chocolate fans hiking the Rob Roy Way, Iain Burnett is an award-winning chocolatier.

He and his team offer handmade chocolates and specially craft them to give a true taste of the Highlands.

Along with the chocolate shop, there is a gift shop containing chocolate-related items and old-style homeware.

Try out the chocolates, pralines, cakes, drinks and savouries in the adjoining ‘Chocolate Lounge’.

This international, award-winning, artisan chocolatier will bring you a taste of Scotland that will be difficult to forget.

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Dewar’s World of Whisky – Aberfeldy

A trip to Scotland wouldn’t be a trip to Scotland without some whisky tasting.

Scotland is famous for its whisky, with many ‘whisky trails’ throughout the country.

Dewars World of Whisky tour presents an interactive and entertaining whisky tour that lets you in on some of the secrets of whisky-making.

Tour guides bring you through the entire process, from field to bottle.

Take this chance to savour the wonderful aromas and tastes of Scotch Whisky that Dewars World of Whisky brings.

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Scottish Wool Centre – Aberfoyle

Witness the skill that it takes a farmer and his dogs to manoeuvre a large flock of sheep around a field with the sheepdog demonstrations here.

Get up close to golden eagles, owls, hawks and falcons with expert handlers and learn all about these local birds of prey.

 


There are many books and movies based around Rob Roy MacGregor. Two notable movies are “Rob Roy – The Highland Rogue”, which is a 1953 Walt Disney production, and the other is the 1995 film “Rob Roy” starring Liam Neeson.


Want to follow in the footsteps of Rob Roy MacGregor?

Take a look at our Rob Roy Way tours!


 

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