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The John Muir Way

From $2,075.00
12 Days & 11 Nights
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The John Muir Way

  • Hike through Scotland’s heartland; mountains, canals, lochs, and coast paths
  • Explore Edinburgh with its castle, museums, galleries and restaurants
  • Visit the Falkirk Wheel and enjoy easy-going canalside walking
  • Sample a 'wee dram' or two of whisky from Glengoyne Distillery
  • Relax on the shores of Loch Lomond with a picnic
This coast-to-coast trail across the heart of Scotland celebrates the life and work of inspirational conservationist John Muir (1838-1914). Experience mountains, lochs, canals and coastal scenery as you walk west to east from the shores of the Clyde at Helensburgh via historic Edinburgh to Dunbar, Muir’s birthplace. Highlights along the way are picturesque Loch Lomond, the engineering feat of the Falkirk Wheel, the lagoons and sandy beaches around the Scottish Seabird Centre at Berwick, and of course Scotland's historic capital - Edinburgh.


Day 1 Arrive Helensburgh Day 2 Walk to Balloch, by Loch Lomond 9 miles / 15 km Day 3 Walk to Strathblane 18.5 miles / 30 km Day 4 Walk to Kilsyth 13 miles / 21 km Day 5 Walk to Falkirk 13 miles / 21 km Day 6 Walk to Linlithgow 8.5 miles / 14 km Day 7 Walk to South Queensferry 14 miles / 23 km Day 8 Walk to Edinburgh 15.5 miles / 25 km Day 9 Walk to Prestonpans 10 miles / 16.5 km Day 10 Walk to North Berwick 16.5 miles / 27 km Day 11 Walk to Dunbar 15 miles / 24.5 km Day 12 Onward Travel

This trip has a carbon score of 8kg per person per night, meaning it’s one of our best trips! For comparison, a carbon count of 8kg is equivalent to 12 pints of local beer at a bar. Here at Macs, we pride ourselves on being a responsible travel company and continue to adopt, develop and innovate ways to positively impact the environment. Find out more information about how we've carbon counted our trips.


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Positive Impact

We use independent suppliers to support communities along our routes, as well as work with organizations to help maintain & restore paths.
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