You're never far from quality accommodation on the John Muir Way, from places to pitch a tent to the historical grandeur of the route's castles, towers and estates. In between there are B&Bs, hotels and inns to suit every taste.
There are several ways for you to arrange those all-important overnight stops on your trip:
- Search for your accommodation by exploring the Plan Your Trip page. You can search for different types of accommodation and filter by route section and facilities offered.
- Buy a tour package and let someone else do the hard work for you. You'll find booking services listed here.
- Explore other options, such as the accommodation listings at VisitScotland.
If you discover a hidden treasure that you think we should include on this site, please email us the details.
Canvas Camping Out
By Balloch, Lomond Woods Holiday Park offers tourer or chalet accommodation but sadly no tent camping. Ardoch House near Strathblane also offers camping facilities in the grounds of the hotel. Many of their customers use the site to start their trek on the West Highland Way, so they're well prepared for walkers! Auchengillan Outdoor Centre near Blanefield caters for badged or organised young people's groups (Brownies, Guides, etc.) so if you're part of an organised event, book them up. A new campsite has opened up near Twechar but booking is essential as it's small yet perfectly suited to walkers and cyclists. Spoke'n'Boot offer warm camping pods near Falkirk, while The Wheel campsite offers camping and caravans not far from the Falkirk Wheel. Loch House Farm Caravan Park is a small family-run site that welcomes backpackers, and Beecraigs Country Park also offers camping with tents but only in the summer season. Further east you are spoiled for choice with a good selection of sites, mostly based near the coast. Prestonpans, Seton Sands, Aberlady, Dirleton and North Berwick all provide camping opportunities, and the sites are hyperlinked below. Finally, at the end of your journey, Dunbar offers a choice of sites to pitch at and enjoy your celebratory glass.
Caravans and Motorhomes
Bringing your own home to accompany you on the route is an excellent way to explore the route and its surroundings. There are many suitable sites along the John Muir Way, which we've included in the list of campsites above. You'll also find sites included in the accommodation listings for each route section, where available. Let us know if we've missed something out!
Castles, Towers and Scottish Estates
Take your pick from Scotland's best luxury living near the John Muir Way. Travelling from Helensburgh, Cameron Lodges on the shores of Loch Lomond can offer you an amazing overnight experience. Near Edinburgh, two luxury B&Bs on the historic grounds of Hopetoun House can give you tranquillity and comfort right on the doorstep of the bustling city. Further east, Fenton Tower offers 5-star luxury accommodation in a uniquely restored 16th century castle. You'll also find luxurious options within a short taxi ride of the route, such as Carberry Tower near Musselburgh.