Hillwalking Inversnaid to Roy Roy's Cave Loch Lomond
Inversnaid is located on the east side of Loch Lomond and easily within reach of Rob Roy's cave approx half way up.
This Lochlomond area is well known within close proximity of the Famous West Highland Way.
The area includes Fishing Cycling, Sightseeing, Hillwalking, Climbing, Touring in the Scottish Countryside.
Hillwalking Inversnaid including Roby Roy, Loch Lomond - Scottish Walks.
Inversnaid to Roby Roys Cave, East Lochlomondside, Trossachs.
Difficulty. Easy. Duration. 1 Hour. O.S. 56
Bonnie Prince Charlie, Mary Queen of Scots and last but not least, Rob Roy Mc Gregor. If these people stayed and hid in all the places they were supposed to, from caves to castles, then they would have to be a young one hundred and fifty years old, each. Now that they have gone to the great tourist board in the sky, we can, as tourists, visit some of their alleged sites of refuge. Maybe putting Rob Roy into this category is a bit harsh since he was only a supposed cattle thief and Hollywood hero and never really moved away from the Trossachs area. Was he a terrorist, freedom fighter or just a guy in the wrong place, with the right or wrong politics, at the given time. Who knows, but his escapades are the stuff of legend and thanks to one of his many alleged hiding caves, he provides us with a charming walk alongside Loch Lomondside
There are two ways to reach the start of this walk, one is to catch the hotel ferry to the Inversnaid Hotel from the west of Loch Lomond at the Inveruglas car park on the A82 and sample the delights of the loch and the other is to travel by car direct to the hotel for the start of your walk. This takes in a fine drive along the B829 from Aberfoyle, past Loch Katrine and Loch Arklet. Leaving the Inversnaid hotel, make your way as if to the shore and pick up the West Highland Way path and head north.
To reach the Cave only takes 1 hr on a fine path but with some tree roots protruding to catch you out, so be careful. Gaps in the lochside trees offer splendid views across the loch. The cave, on the lochside and signposted, is made up and surrounded by, what can only be perceived as, large fallen boulders from the hillside and a close up of the cave can be a dangerous venture. The boulders, as you would expect, lie at very unconventional angles, and taking the dog right up to the entrance was not advisable. Hopefully Rob Roy did abide here for some time and it’s easy to see why he was never apprehended at this location. A fine walk, though.