The John Muir Way is one of Scotland's Great Trails. It runs for 134 miles (215 km) coast-to-coast across central Scotland, from Helensburgh on the Clyde to Dunbar on the North Sea. The route is as suitable for cyclists as for walkers, and it can be completed as a coast-to-coast expedition or tackled in sections - typically ten for walkers or five for cyclists. Our 2020 lightweight edition includes the latest route updates approaching Strathblane and in Linlithgow, as well as the Three Lochs Way option leaving Helensburgh. It features mapping at 1:75,000 on 20 of its pages.
The John Muir Way's appeal ranges from the Charles Rennie Mackintosh architecture of Helensburgh through the scenic grandeur of Loch Lomond, along two famous canals and past the amazing Falkirk Wheel, beside the Roman Antonine Wall, passing Linlithgow Palace, Blackness Castle and the Forth Bridges to the capital glories of Edinburgh. It goes beside the Firth of Forth to reach North Berwick, then heads inland to finish at Dunbar with its ruined castle and the John Muir birthplace.
This guidebook contains all you need to plan and enjoy the John Muir Way on a bike or on foot: