Coronavirus update for John Muir Way users
03 Jul 2020
(First published 19th March)
This article is intended to provide information on the status of the trail only and will be updated as the coronavirus situation evolves. For the latest advice on coronavirus and travel, please visit the Scottish Government website.
The John Muir Way walking and cycling routes are still open at this time. In fact, getting outdoors and taking moderate exercise can be a great way to reduce stress, benefit our immune systems and take care of our mental health.
With the easing of travel restrictions for exercise on 3rd July, it is now possible to travel to places more than 5 miles from your home. However please be aware that while some attractions and self-contained accommodation can open now, plus outdoor hospitality from 6th July, not everywhere will be open or ready to receive their full capacity straight away. Please therefore check and book before you go. From July 15th more options may be available for accommodation and food and drink as other businesses begin re-opening.
For further guidance on responsible access to the outdoors at this time, visit the Scottish Outdoor Access Code website. For the section in Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park, please see their guidance for visitors.
Facilities and Services
Please be aware that many of the facilities on the route, including public toilets, are still closed. Some shops may be open but check before you go.
Using the John Muir Way
For those using the trail at this time, please follow a few simple steps to help minimise the impact of coronavirus:
- Keep a distance of at least 2m from other path users, even if this means having to stop to let people past
- Don't go out in large groups
- Be considerate of other path users, e.g. slow down and alert other users of your approach if you're running or cycling to allow distancing
- Take hand sanitiser, wash hands regularly and dispose of any tissues, wipes and rubbish responsibly
Above all, please take extra care out on the trail and stay safe.