The John Muir Way

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 Muir's birthplace. A large section of the route can be found in the Falkirk area, a must for walking and cycling enthusiasts.

This new route, combined with Scotland's recognition of John Muirs achievements on April 21st each year, gives opportunities to develop a growing recognition of Muir in his homeland and remind ourselves that his inspirational work is even more relevant today than it ever was during his lifetime. 

The John Muir Way is designed to be very accessible for everyone to use, passing through many towns and villages, and it's serviced well by train and bus. It is a historical journey taking you to palaces, castles and the World Heritage Site at the ancient Roman remains of the Antonine Wall.

The terrain is easy to moderate and can be done end-to-end on foot and by bike. We suggest using mountain, hybrid or sturdy touring bikes to tackle some of the steeper and bumpier sections, though a few parallel lines ("braids") give you smoother and flatter options. Some parts of the route are also suitable for horseriding. If you want to take in shorter loops and day trips or complete the route in sections this is possible too.

New for 2017 !!! You can now get to Bo'ness from Edinburgh and start your John Muir Way Walk from Bo'ness to find out about this new bus service click here

dog friendly

* This is a dog friendly attraction, click here for other dog friendly places in Falkirk