Rob Roy Way: Walk or cycle from Drymen to Pitlochry (4 ed) (Spiral bound)Jacquetta Megarry (author)
The Rob Roy Way is one of Scotland's Great Trails and is very popular with both walkers and cyclists. It runs through many places linked with Scotland's most famous outlaw, Rob Roy MacGregor (1671-1734). The route starts at Drymen (near Glasgow) and ends at Pitlochry in the eastern Highlands, so it takes you away from the crowds following the West Highland Way to some of Scotland's finest lochs and glens. Its main spine runs for 79 miles (127 km) and is waymarked. There is an optional extra 17 miles if you take the wilderness extension through Glen Almond and Glen Quaich. Most walkers complete it in 6-8 days and most cyclists in 3-4 days.
The main route goes through Loch Ard forest to Aberfoyle, goes beside Lochs Venachar, Lubnaig and Tay and passes through superb scenery, with interesting aqueducts, viaducts and a 3600 year-old stone circle. The terrain is a mixture of forest tracks, cycleway, disused railway trackbed and moorland footpaths. The Way passes through a succession of friendly villages with welcoming pubs and B&Bs.
Our fourth edition has more content, with full coverage for cyclists and detailed description of the Glen Quaich alternative. It is now longer, 80 pages in place of 64, with 111 colour photos, many of them fresh. However thanks to its robust perfect binding it is 10 grams lighter than the previous edition and more pocketable.
This guidebook contains all that walkers and cyclists need to plan and enjoy the Rob Roy Way:details of distance, terrain and food/drink for walkers and cyclistseight-page section for the extension via Glen Quaichvisitor attractions, side-trips and mountains to climb including Ben Lediplanning information for travel by car, train, bus or planeconcise biography of Rob Roy MacGregorbackground on pre-history, heritage and wildlifedetailed mapping on 18 pages at 1:50,000in full colour, with 111 colour photos
Publisher: Rucksack Readers
Number of pages: 64
Weight: 205 g
Dimensions: 145 x 220 x 10 mm
Edition: 3rd Revised edition
The guidebook is very clear and concise. It looks like a good route for those who prefer a soft bed at night, and the guide tells you everything you'd want to know. Cameron McNeish in TGO magazine A route of dramatic and ever-changing landscapes steeped in history and tradition, it follows paths and tracks well known to our forebears, most notably Rob himself. Since there are numerous access points, this is a walk which can readily be done in stages ... Clan Gregor Society Newsletter no 54
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