John Muir Way

A long distance walk of 131 miles in Scotland which is effectively a coast to coast walk across the central belt of the country. It starts at Helensburgh, a coastal town on the north side of the Firth of Clyde and ends at Dunbar on the North Sea coast in East Lothian. Maps, statistics and gpx route file for the walk are included.

Google Maps Open Source Maps

Statistics and Files
Start: Dunbar
Distance: 131 miles (211 km)
Grid Ref: NT679789
Climbing: 2,730 metres
Walk time: 55-65 hours
Days: 7-10

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map (1:25,000)

Summary: The John Muir Way is a coast to coast continuous long distance route in southern Scotland, running from Dunbar, East Lothian in the east to Helensburgh, Argyll and Bute in the west. It is named in honour of the Scottish conservationist John Muir, who was born in Dunbar in 1838 and became a founder of the United States National Park Service. The John Muir Way opened on 21 April 2014. The route is signposted throughout with a purple-brown logo.

Useful Links:
John Muir Way Guide Book
John Muir Way
Visit Scoland
Walk Highlands
Long Distance Walkers Association

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