Nearest Town Callander

Long popular with day trippers from Stirling and Glasgow, Callander sits on the eastern edge of the Trossachs and serves as an amenable base for walks in the area. Rob Roy and the Trossachs Visitor Centre ( 08707200628 www.robroyvlsltorcentre.com Ancaster Sq) has loads of information you can listen to the story of the renowned 17th-century outlaw Rob Roy (see p92) and watch a film about the area. If you've forgotten your walking socks, head for It's Great Outdoors ( 339743 Main St). Keltie...

Blair Atholl To Glenmore

Summary Two magnificent days through the length of the Cairngorms, skirting the eastern slopes of the plateau through isolated glens and beautiful Caledonian pine woodlands. Glen Tilt provided a natural, low-level route between Blair Atholl and Braemar for centuries. The Duke of Atholl tried to frustrate this tradition by closing the glen in the 1840s but lost his court case, ensuring the right of way's integrity. Forest Lodge is a long-standing centre for hunting Queen Victoria was a visitor...

Day Tyndrum to Kings House Hotel

From Tyndrum the route soon rejoins the old military road and crosses the railway line, affording easy walking with lovely views. Three miles from Tyndrum, you cross a burn at the foot of Beinn D rain (1074m), the 'hill' that dominates this section of the path. The path climbs gradually to pass the entrance to Glen Orchy, crossing the railway again, heralding the beginning of the really mountainous scenery. The Bridge of Orchy settlement is dominated by the Bridge of Orchy Hotel ( 01838 400208...

Day Drymen to Rowardennan

From near the A811 just outside Drymen, a forest track gradually climbs to Garadhban Forest (there is wild camping here with no facilities). Just over an hour from Drymen, a side path runs left to the village of Milton of Buchanan it's also the alternative route when Conic Hill is closed during the lambing season (late April to early May). There are a couple of B& Bs in the village but no pubs or shops. The Way climbs then contours north of the summit of Conic Hill (358m), but it's worth the...