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West Highland and Rob Roy Way Circular

Grading: easy.

An early introduction to two classic Long Distance Routes, starting from the picturesque village of Drymen.

At a glance

  • Grading: easy
  • Distance: 3½ miles (5½km)
  • Path type: tarmac and firm forest track
  • Allow: 1 ½ hours

Route description

The West Highland Way is a long distance route that runs from Milngavie, near Glasgow, all the way to Fort William, and it passes close to Drymen. The Rob Roy Way starts in Drymen and ends in Pitlochry.

This route allows you to follow both the West Highland Way and Rob Roy Way for a short distance. There are some lovely views across the rolling Stirlingshire countryside on the return downhill.

From the village square, follow Stirling Road past the Spar shop. Just before the road meets the Drymen by-pass, start following the West Highland Way marker posts. A little further on, turn left at the marker post and follow the West Highland Way up through forest to the Old Gartmore Road near a Forestry Commission car park.

Turn left and follow the road downhill back to Drymen. It is a quiet country road used by people following the Rob Roy Way, but watch out for occasional traffic.

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