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.
Pack your John Muir Way Passport
Stamp your way across Scotland with our brand new passport! Plus passport holders can claim exclusive offers along the route. Find out more...
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.
Walk or Cycle?
The route can be completed by bike or boot, with two separately waymarked path options in some sections. Follow our top tips to plan your trip.
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.
The story of the John Muir Way
Find out more about the Way, how it came into being and who helped make it happen...
From coasts to canals and castles to cows, browse the gallery for a flavour of what awaits you in each section!
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.
Section 2 walking route reopens
Bo'ness Revival, 31st Aug - 1st Sept
Section 2 walking route closed due to felling at Merkins Forest
The John Muir Way official passport is here!