The John Muir Way 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 tackled as a coast-to-coast expedition or in sections - ten for walkers or five for cyclists.
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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 your holiday on a bike or on foot:
background on John Muir's life, the canal heritage and wildlife
detailed description of the route from west to east
summary of each section showing distance, terrain and food/drink stops
details of visitor attractions and side-trips
planning information for travel by car, train, bus or plane
detailed mapping of the John Muir Way on 20 pages at 1:75,000
in full colour, with 100 photographs
further route options, diversions and an unofficial shortcut
rainproof paper throughout.