The achievement of completing all 134 miles of the John Muir Way is to set to be recognised with the on-line launch of John Muir Way certificates.
The John Muir Way – one of Scotland’s Great Trails - stretches across Scotland’s heartland running between Helensburgh in the west and Muir’s birthplace in Dunbar on the east coast.
In addition to being available online, those who complete the trail can also collect certificates - personalised with their name and completion date - in person from the newly launched Heroes Centre in Helensburgh as well as John Muir’s Birthplace museum in Dunbar.
The John Muir Way is a flagship project of the Central Scotland Green Network which was launched in April 2014 to commemorate the world-renowned conservationist who died on Christmas Eve 1914. The route can be enjoyed on foot, bike or horseback and echoes Muir’s own personal journey growing up in Dunbar before travelling to the west coast, where he set sail for life in America
The John Muir Way takes in castles, historic towns and villages, stunning coastal scenery as well as Scotland’s first national park, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, and has already attracted walkers and cyclists from as far afield as USA, Canada, India and New Zealand.
Keith Geddes, Chair of the Central Scotland Green Network Trust – which drives forward the delivery of the CSGN, said: “We are proud to see people from across the globe travelling to Scotland to walk the John Muir Way and find out more about this inspirational figure and the country of his birth.
“The John Muir Way is an important part of honouring the work of John Muir as a renowned conservationist and we want to make sure that we mark the efforts of those who complete all 134 miles of the route, whether it is done in consecutive days or over several visits.”
Claim your John Muir Way completer certificate here.