John Muir Way is a
135 miles (216 kilometres)
way-marked walking trail. The route can be walked in either direction and
for those looking for a longer walking holiday it can be linked to a walking
holiday on the
West Highland Way.
This walking trail
uses a mixture of public footpaths and canal towpaths. The route is mainly
low-level with moderate gradients and no seriously long climbs. The highest
point is Gouk Hill at 885 feet (270 m) above sea level.
The western section of the route is in
Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.
John Muir (1838-1914) the pioneer, traveller, mountaineer and father of
the United States' national parks, was born in Dunbar, Scotland.
15 day itinerary from Helensburgh to Dunbar
Tour Duration: 14 nights, 13 days walking Total Distance: 135 miles Min/max daily distance: 7/16 miles Average Daily distance: 11 miles Grading: easy/moderate
Forth and Clyde Canal
Itinerary: Day 1: Arrive at Helensburgh Day 2: Helensburgh to Balloch 9
miles Day 3: Balloch to Croftamie 8
miles Day 4: Croftamie to Strathblane 10
miles Day 5: Strathblane to Kirkintilloch 8
miles Day 6: Kirkintilloch to Bonnybridge 13.5
miles Day 7: Bonnybridge to Falkirk,
via Falkirk Wheel and Kelpies 11.5
miles Day 8: Falkirk to Linlithgow 11
miles Day 9: Linlithgow to South Queensferry
14.5 miles Day 10: South Queensferry to Edinburgh 16
miles Day 11: Edinburgh to Port Seton 11
miles Day 12: Port Seton to Dirleton 11
miles Day 13: Gullane to East Linton 11
miles Day 14: East Linton to Dunbar 7
miles Day 15: Depart after breakfast
John Muir Way 15 day itinerary:
Helensburgh to Dunbar 13 days walking and 14 nights accommodation
£1,666pp single occ
£1,876pp solo traveller
prices subject to change
Extra nights from £48 per person
in your Walking Holiday in Scotland
on the John Muir Way:
accommodation at high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels on
a bed and breakfast basis
room with en-suite or private bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities
This walking holiday in the UK operates April to September and in either
The above distances are only a suggestion. If you would like to walk longer
or shorter distances, we can arrange that too.
Our stated distances include mileage to the accommodation or pickup point
and so may not agree with the guide book mileages.
Rest days can be taken in any location.
Why not combine this walk with a hiking tour in another part of England
or the UK. Our staff will be happy to advise on necessary transfers.
Online booking available. A deposit of £85 per person is required
to secure the booking, with the balance due 6 weeks before departure.
for your Walking Holiday in Scotland
on the John Muir Way:
upgrade to the region's most elegant, prestigious and famous hotels,
transfers back to car or station
inn to inn walks, where available
We require that you take out holiday insurance as Let's Go Biking Ltd accepts
no liability for the following:
cancellation, personal accident, illness, loss/theft of personal possessions
and/or money, and any unforeseen circumstances, especially travel delays.
These are not included. Evening meals:
These are available at overnight locations, either at your accommodation
or in the town/village. Packed lunches:
These can be provided by your accommodation or can be obtained from a local
store, or cafe or inn along the route.
Telephone Lines are open 7 days a week.
UK +44 (0)1837 880075
or +44 (0)207 193 1252
9am to 9pm US +1 (646) 233-1541 New York 5 hours behind UK time: 4am to 4pm EST AUS +61 (02) 8006 0182 Sydney 10 hours ahead of UK time: 7pm to 7am EADT CAN +1 (647) 4786251 Toronto 5 hours behind UK time: 4am to 4pm EST
to get there
Plane to Edinburgh or Glasgow airport By Car to Helensburgh where parking is available
By Train / Bus to Helensburgh or Dunbar