John Muir Way




 Length of Route

134 miles

215 km









Late March to

End October




Excellent Waymarking



Easy to Moderate



Rucksak Readers


Baggage Service






John Muir Way

John Muir Way Mural in Prestonpans. Courtesy of John Muir Way Baggage Service.

The John Muir Way stretches 134 miles or 215 km across Scotland’s heartland, running between Helensburgh in the west through to Dunbar on the east coast and John Muir’s birthplace. Launched in April 2014 this is Scotland’s newest coast to coast long distance walk.

You will trek through the heart of Central Scotland from rolling landscape to beautiful seascape passing through 5000 years of history.

Steve walked the Way before its official opening and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. 



Forth Bridge. Courtesy of John Muir Way Baggage Service.You can take as long as you like to walk the Way and we recommend 10 days as standard, though we can tailor more or less days to suit your preference. We recommend 5 days for cycling the route and we can tailor more or less to suit your needs, we can also arrange cycle hire as part of your package.




John Muir was born in Dunbar, Scotland on 21st April 1838 and died at the age of 76 in Los Angeles on Christmas Eve 1914. His family moved to America when Muir was 11. It’s been argued that Muir has become “one of the patron saints of 20th-century American environmental activity. He was also a mountaineer, a geologist, a naturalist, an inventor, a glaciologist and of course a conservationist, but he said of himself: “I could have become a millionaire, but chose instead to become a tramp”.


Our 10 day walking tour with 11 overnights costs £825.00 per person for two people sharing a room with twin (two beds) or double (one bed). Click here for details of the tour.


We can also quote for More or Fewer days walking.

PART routes available on request we can recommend our 7 day HIGHLIGHTS tour.


You can also mix WALKING and CYCLING, again please ask for a quote.CYCLING TOURS: Please contact us for a quote.

We can also UPGRADE your accommodation to a higher level of Luxury.


Tours can be tailored to fit your personal plans. For example, if you do not require accommodation at the beginning and/or the end of the Way we can adjust the cost accordingly.


If you would like an informal chat about your Scottish Walking Holiday then call us on 01324 410260 (overseas +44 1324 410260). Thank you Julie & Michelle.

Edinburgh Supplement: from mid-July to early September our capital is buzzing with Festivals from Books to Jazz. Accommodation is harder to find and more expensive. We will discuss this with you at the time of booking. The usual supplement for this time of year in Edinburgh is £40 per person per night

Single Supplement is £30 per night.


Group Discounts for 4 or more people available on request. Please email us or call 01324 410260 (overseas +44 1324 410260) for a quote.


Extra nights and/or rest days. If you are new to Scotland’s we would highly recommend extra days for visiting Glasgow, the Forth Valley and Edinburgh. We can quote for extra days and suggest itineraries for you to enjoy.


Gemini Walks Top Tip. There are so many places of interest along the route we highly recommend additional days to explore Scotland along the Way.