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The Challenges

The Rob Roy Challenge is a fund raising event that is now entering its 11th year. It was launched in 2006 and has enabled over 5,500 hardy souls to battle the Scottish wilderness and raise almost £3million for a number of worthy charities. It has been one of the most successful fundraising events in Scotland and with your support it will continue to grow and benefit charities for years into the future.

After the successful 10th year in 2015, the 2016 event sees an update to the route to simplify logistics for competitors while adding an enhanced variety of challenging route options. With a central base now at Kenmore competitors no longer need to provide their own support teams, however we do encourage friends and family to come along to support challengers at Kenmore and to enjoy the Rob Roy Challenge Festival weekend.

Also, for the first time we are offering two cycle-only options; covering the cycle sections of Big Red and Schiehallion’s Shadow.

Schiehallion's Shadow

Walk: 16 miles from Pitlochry to Kenmore
Cycle: 56 miles from Kenmore to West Loch Rannoch and back to Kenmore

A tough test of stamina and endurance hiking 16 miles to Kenmore and then climbing your way out of the shadow of the mighty Schiehallion mountain on a 56 mile cycle route.

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Big Red

Walk: 16 miles from Pitlochry to Kenmore
Cycle: 35 miles from Kenmore to Kinloch Loch Rannoch and back to Kenmore

Rob Roy was known as Big Red and this route requires bravery and stamina to match that of the infamous outlaw on a 16 mile hike followed by a 35 mile cycle.

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MacGregor's Leap

Walk: 16 miles from Pitlochry to Kenmore
Cycle: 15 miles from Kenmore around the Fortingall/Duneaves Loop

Take a leap into historical MacGregor Country with a 16 mile hike followed by a rolling 15 mile cycle route via the ancient village of Fortingall.

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Rob Roy Ramble

Walk: 16 miles from Pitlochry to Kenmore

Follow in Rob Roy MacGregor’s footsteps with a challenging 16 mile hike along the Rob Roy Way with rewards of majestic views down Loch Tay.

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