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John Muir Way to open on Easter Weekend

Who will be the first to walk (or cycle) the new John Muir Way when it opens on 21st April?

WHO will be the first to walk (or cycle) the new John Muir Way when it opens on 21st April?

The new 134-mile coast-to-coast trail will open on John Muir’s birthday and starts in Scotland’s east coast town of Dunbar and takes in castles, historic towns and villages, stunning coastal scenery as well as Scotland’s first national park, Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.

The concept of the route was dreamt up by Keith Geddes, Chair of the Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) Partnership Board (pictured in the orange hat below ). The route has easy-to-moderate terrain and cycling it will usually take about four days.

John Muir Way Linlithgow Palace l to r Keith Geddes, Cameron McNeish and Ron McCraw

Left to right – Keith Geddes, Cameron McNeish (writer and TV presenter) and Ron McCraw talk about the new route.

Most of the hard work on the John Muir Way is being carried out by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) and Ron McCraw of SNH (above on the left) and says he hopes plenty of other people – from both inside and outside of Scotland – will “enjoy this new coast-to-coast route and learn more about Muir’s beliefs.”

To plan your adventure there is a new dedicated website with an interactive map, section descriptions, nearby attractions, accommodation and food and drink providers and details on accessibility.

Never heard of John Muir? Find out who he was here.



About the author: Dan Tye

Dan came up with the idea for Adventure 52 after realising there wasn't a single publication focusing on adventure. He has been a pilot in the RAF, a ski instructor and has spent the past 12 years as journalist for motorcycling, flying and adventure magazines.