Discover hidden rivers, floating restaurants and iconic hills in Scotland’s heartland.
Breathe in 134 miles of birds, bays and beaches.
Cycle coast to coast along canals and classic routes.
From aqueducts to steam engines, journey through Scotland's industrial heritage.
Experience the tranquility of central Scotland’s nature reserves and wild places.
The coast to coast route
The John Muir Way stretches 134 miles or 215 km across Scotland’s heartland, running between Helensburgh in the west through to Dunbar on the east coast and Muir's birthplace.
Click here to view the route map.
It'll take you 9-11 days to walk and about half that by bike. Each section has its own interactive map - use the slider to zoom in and out.
Walk or Cycle?
The route can be completed by bike or boot, with two separately waymarked path options in some sections. Read our top tips on walking or cycling the route.
Plan Your Trip
Search for places to eat, sleep and visit along the route and plan your perfect trip.
From coasts to canals and castles to cows, browse the gallery for a flavour of what awaits you in each section!
Claim your free John Muir Way completer certificate
Missed the chance to claim your free printed certificate in Dunbar or Helensburgh? Get in touch and we'll email you an e-certificate.
The story of the John Muir Way
Find out more about the Way, how it came into being and who helped make it happen...
Support us - donate today
Managing the John Muir Way is no small task. Your support is vital to help others discover John Muir's legacy and connect to nature along this unique route.
John Muir is often referred to as the father of national parks. Find out more about him here and why the route bears his name.
Diversions on the Union Canal in Section 5
Coronavirus update for John Muir Way users
Diversion in Section 3 at Lennoxtown
Diversion in Section 2 walking route at Merkins forest