Callander to Strathyre

Today’s walk on the Rob Roy Way is from Callander to Strathyre and is the same length as yesterday’s, covering a distance of 9.5 miles (15km) and should take between 4 and 5 hours to complete. This route will take you across farmland and into the mountains and it follows the old Callander to Oban railway tracks.

The walk begins in the centre of Callander, along the A84 and then follow the blue sign pointing left to Strathyre and you will come to the bridge which crosses the Garbh Ursage River and then you’ll come to the the A821. Pass the Falls of Lenny, which are beautiful at any time of the year, but even more so in the autumn, when the trees surrounding it are orange and golden.
Ahead you can see Ben Ledi, which is a Corbett, 2884 feet in height (879 metres). The walk now takes you along the side of Loch Lubnaig and past some chalet houses and the climb upwards means that you are able to admire the views of Glen Ample and the Pass of Lenny going towards Strathyre.

From now the walk is downhill through the countryside and then climbs slightly again through some woodland. When you reach some wooden houses, you are almost there, cross the bridge turn right at the road and you will be at the Munro Inn.
Strathyre is a tiny hamlet, which became popular during the Victorian period, after the construction of the railway during the 1870s. People still flock here to enjoy their holidays in the spectacular countryside and there are shops, cafes and restaurants to accommodate all budgets. The Inn at Strathyre, which is a bed and breakfast pub has been featured in the Good Beer Guide.