The John Muir Way runs for 134 miles (215 km) coast-to-coast across central Scotland, from Helensburgh on the Clyde to Dunbar on the North Sea. The route is as suitable for cyclists as for walkers, and it can be tackled as a coast-to-coast expedition or in sections - ten for walkers or five for cyclists. Our 2018 second edition includes the latest route updates approaching Strathblane and in Linlithgow, as well as the Three Lochs Way option leaving Helensburgh. It has detailed mapping on 20 of its pages.
Its appeal ranges from the Rennie Mackintosh architecture of Helensburgh through the scenic grandeur of Loch Lomond, along two famous canals and past the amazing Falkirk Wheel, beside the Roman Antonine Wall, passing Linlithgow Palace, Blackness Castle and the Forth Bridges to the glories of Edinburgh. It finishes on the wide coastal expanses of East Lothian, at Dunbar with its ruined castle and John Muir’s birthplace.
This guidebook contains all you need to plan and cycle or walk the John Muir Way:
• background on John Muir's life, the canal heritage and wildlife
• summary of each section showing distance, terrain and food/drink stops
• details of visitor attractions and side-trips
• planning information for travel by car, train, bus or plane
• detailed mapping at 1:75,000
• in full colour, with over 100 photographs
• further route options and unofficial improvements.
"Your guidebook has been in fact the primary inspiration that has set us off on our quest to walk the Way. It is truly one of the best of its kind I’ve ever seen, handy, beautifully written and illustrated, and very informative. " Lee Stetson, John Muir scholar