Links with: Berwickshire Coastal Path, Southern Upland Way
The John Muir Way – named after the Scottish born conservationist John Muir – is a great escape for residents of Scotland’s Central Belt. And with the coast serving as a companion on lots of this route, there can be no better antidote to stressful city living.
It 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 takes in easy to moderate terrain and can be completed end-to-end on foot, taking 7-10 days. It is waymarked throughout, but it still very much worth carrying a map.
Most people prefer the prevailing winds behind them, so the official accompanying map and guidebook describe the route from west to east.
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