John Muir Way

Wildlife & Nature walks

East Lothian Council, Haddington, East Lothian, EH41 3HA

    The John Muir Way offers 215 km of walking, as well as many opportunities to savour some magnificent views and to see Scotland's natural and cultural heritage.

    The route is named after the world-renowned conservationist and founder of America's National Parks who was born in Dunbar in 1838. It also forms part of the North Sea Trail.

    Officially opening in April 2014, the John Muir Way stretches 215 km from John Muir's birthplace, Dunbar, to the town of Helensburgh. Along the way, the marked trail takes in Blackness Castle, Campsie Fells, the Strathkelvin Railway Path and the Stoneymollan Road which offers scenic views over Loch Lomond and the surrounding mountains.

    There are many options for walking the Way. It can be walked in short sections as 'day walks' with public transport available at many points along the route to return you to your starting point; or you may wish to walk a section as part of a circular route combining with other paths joining the Way.

    Find out more about the John Muir Way and see maps of the route at

    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016


    • Toilets

    Special Requirements

    • Disabled Citizens
    • Groups Welcome

    Road Directions

    Getting there from Information Centre:-

    Old Craighall, Musselburgh
    North Berwick

    The John Muir Way is 30 minutes from Edinburgh, 1 hour from Glasgow, 2 hours 20 minutes from Newcastle, 3 hours 20 minutes from Aberdeen, 4 hours 5 minutes from Manchester, 4 hours 15 minutes from York, 5 hours 15 minutes from Hull, 6 hours 20 minutes from Birmingham, or 7 hours 30 minutes from London to either Musselburgh in the west or Dunbar in the east.

    Public Transport Directions

    Getting there by railway:- FirstScotRail services run from Edinburgh or Musselburgh, Wallyford, Prestonpans, Longniddry, Drem and North Berwick. GNER and Virgin Rail operate a service to Dunbar Station.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- Edinburgh Airport is the nearest airport 8 miles west of the city. Glasgow, Glasgow Prestwick and Newcastle are all within easy reach of East Linton.

    Getting there by ferry:- An overnight ferry operates between Zeebrugge and Rosyth (40 minutes drive from Mussleburgh) There are also ferry services from the Netherlands, Sweden and Norway to Newcastle. (2 hours 20 minutes drive)

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