The John Muir Way stretches 134 miles (215 kilometres) across Scotland’s heartland, running between Helensburgh in the west through to Dunbar on the east coast and Muir's birthplace. Echoing Muir’s own personal journey - growing up in Scotland’s east coast before travelling to the west where he set sail for life in America - the route has been designed to take in castles, historic towns and villages, stunning coastal scenery as well as Scotland’s first national park, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park.
John Muir’s life in America as a naturalist and conservationist who helped save Yosemite Valley, Sequoia National Park and other wilderness areas has already fostered an international affinity with the route in Scotland. It has quickly become highly regarded amongst long-distance walkers and cyclists since its launch in 2014, and the route has continued to develop over the past years. In addition, the location, accessibility and variety of experiences along the route have secured its popularity with local communities and businesses.