You'll find a wealth of information about the route within the section pages under The Route menu and a wide selection of places to eat, sleep, visit and shop in the Plan Your Trip section. However we've also gathered together some handy hints on this page to help you plan, from tour companies to travel and even toilets!

Accommodation Booking Services

If you'd like the convenience of booking a holiday package, the companies below offer booking services and can do sections or the whole route.

Baggage Transfer

Fancy travelling light and having someone else take the load of transporting your luggage along the way? The independently run John Muir Way Baggage Service can arrange to have your bags transported to your next accommodation each day. Planned dates of operation in 2021 are 27th March - 23rd October (subject to travel restrictions/COVID-19 status).

Public Transport on the John Muir Way

The key stations serving the John Muir Way are marked on each section of the map as points of interest. Between Falkirk and Dunbar, several conveniently located stations provide access either directly onto the route or within 1-3 miles of it. These can be used to reach sections of the route for day trips or to complete the route in sections. Further west, stations are fewer, but bus services help to fill the gaps. For example, Killearn can be reached by bus from Glasgow, Helensburgh and Balloch; Strathblane from Glasgow; Bonnybridge and Kilsyth from Falkirk and Glasgow; Bo’ness and Blackness from Falkirk, Linlithgow and Edinburgh. Traveline provides details of both train services and buses. Some trains can only carry limited number of bicycles so it is advisable to check availability of spaces and book bicycle tickets in advance. This is especially relevant when traveling from Dunbar.