The John Muir Way

Who is John Muir?

John Muir was a farmer, inventor, sheepherder, naturalist, explorer, writer and conservationist who was born on 21 April 1838 in Dunbar. In 1849 his family emigrated to America, where he grew up to become a renowned environmentalist who is celebrated for his philosophies and teachings.

What is the John Muir Way?

The John Muir Way opened in 2014 and is a coast-to-coast walk stretching from Helensburgh to his birthplace in Dunbar. Travelling through Falkirk and many of our local landmarks including Kinneil Estate, the Way effectively bisects the country in a 134 mile pathway over easy terrain which can be completed on foot, on bicycle or even horseback! For more information on the pathways, visit www.johnmuirway.org.

Your Adventure Starts Here!

Join us throughout 2018 to discover all things John Muir – nature, the environment, conservation and heritage.

It's John Muir's 180th birthday in 2018, and from 14 - 22 April we join in the week of celebrations centered around John Muir's birthday on 21 April 1838.

Many of our sites are linked via the John Muir Way and this time of year is perfect for venturing out in the Spring sunshine.

For suggested routes in the area visit:

Keep a look out for new events and activities being added online. There's a mini adventure around every corner!

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Last updated: 01 December 2017 at 16:22