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John Muir Way

Named after the father of the environment movement, the John Muir Way runs along the coastline of East Lothian and is 73km (45 miles) of continuous coastal path from Edinburgh to the Borders.

A new extension to the existing John Muir Way in East Lothian will open in 2014 and will run from Dunbar in East Lothian through to Loch Lomond and Helensburgh covering approximately 100 miles. The route will also give walkers the chance to branch off from the trail and take in other walks such as the popular West Highland Way.

First Minister Alex Salmond will open the new long distance walking route The John Muir Way on April 21st 2014
The John Muir Way runs from his birthplace in Dunbar, East Lothian, to Helensburgh, Argyll and Bute.



The John Muir Way was named after the 19th century Scottish environmentalist  and naturalist John Muir who lived in Dunbar as a boy. He subsequently emigrated to the USA and was responsible for the establishment of America's National Parks.

The John Muir Way forms part of the North Sea Trail Project (Nortrail), funded by the European Regional Development Fund. It links 7 countries and 26 partner areas around the North Sea: Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, England and Scotland.



Map showing extension of the John Muir Way

"Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul." John Muir, father of National Parks

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