The John Muir Way stretches 134 miles or 215 km across Scotland’s heartland, running between Helensburgh in the west through to Dunbar on the east coast and John Muir’s Birthplace.

The John Muir Way is designed for everyone to use, passing through countryside, coastal towns, cities and villages. It offers a window on Scotland’s ancient landscape, its industrial heritage and present day urban life. It is well-serviced by both bus and train. If you want to take in shorter loops and day trips or complete the route in sections this is possible too.

The John Muir Way is can be completed end-to-end on foot, taking 9-11 days and by bike over 4-5 days. Some sections are also suitable for horse riding.

We have certificates available for those who have completed the full route and our friendly staff and volunteers have great local knowledge for helping you plan your East Lothian sections.

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Full information about the route can be found at:

Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.

John Muir