John Muir Way

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  • duration 12 days
  • tour type Self-guided
  • age requirement 18+ years old
  • guiding method Self guided/Independent
  • Starts Helensburgh, Scotland
  • Ends Dunbar , Scotland
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  • Scottish Coast to Coast
  • Views over Loch and Ben Lomond and the Trossachs
  • Beautiful coast walking around Dunbar and North Berwick
  • The City of Edinburgh
The John Muir Way tour starts in Helensburgh and ends in Dunbar. The John Muir Way tour is a walking tour that takes 12 days taking you through Helensburgh, Port Seton, Strathblane, Falkirk and 8 other destinations in Scotland and England. This is a self-guided tour that includes accommodation in hotels, meals and others.

A symbolic walk linking Dunbar, Loch Lomond and Helensburgh creating a Scottish Coast to Coast walk. John Muir was born in Dunbar on April 21st 1838, and as a child developed a deep love of the natural world around his home. He was known to escape from his bedroom window into the Dunbar countryside and he began his "love affair" with nature. He is best known for his conservation voice establishing the ‘Sierra Club’, his writing and for encouraging the establishment of the Yosemite National Park. Scotland has been quite slow to recognize its famous son, The John Muir Trail in California has been famous for years, but it took until 2014 for him to be honoured with a trail in his native land. The John Muir Way is a route that symbolically links Dunbar with Scotland’s first national park, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs and with Helensburgh in the west, forming a Scottish coast to coast route. It provides an accessible and varied route across the Scottish low lands, following a mixture of seaside, river and canal side paths, with some forestry walking for good measure. Altogether the route links together some fine landscapes, countryside and places of historical and natural interest.
5 - Excellent
Based on 137 reviews
Review for another Sherpa Expeditions tour
5 - Excellent
  • Anonymous
  • On Apr 16 2018
“Highlights - The Old Vicarage Hotel ST Ives was a fantastic way to start. Stunning views and weather (we were very lucky). The Minack Theatre. Seeing seals and Zennor. It was a classic coastal small town and was beautiful.
Seamless luggage transfer and great information pre-walk (especially for first timers). Helpful & efficient and lovely to talk to - they answered any questions we had and gave plenty of good suggestions. We would definitely book through Sherpa again.”
Review for another Sherpa Expeditions tour
5 - Excellent
  • Anonymous
  • On Jul 09 2019
“We had a great time walking The Great Glen Way. Food was great, people were friendly and beautiful views. We would highly recommend this walk.”
Review for another Sherpa Expeditions tour
4 - Very Good
  • Anonymous
  • On Nov 03 2017
“Verdon Gorge was a highlight, as were a number of the exquisite old towns.”
  • Day 1 : Arrive Helensburgh
  • Day 2 : Helensburgh to Balloch 15.2km/9.5 miles, 4.5 h
  • Day 3 : Balloch to Strathblane Distance 29km/18 miles, 7 h
  • Day 4 : Strathblane to Kilsyth 24km/15 miles, 6-7 h
  • Day 5 : Kilsyth (Canal) to Falkirk 19.3km/12 miles, 5 h
  • Day 6 : Falkirk to near Linlithgow 13.2km/8.2 miles, 3 h
  • Day 7 : Linlithgow to South Queensferry. 23.9km/14.8 miles, 6 h
  • Day 8 : South Queensferry to Edinburgh 22.6km/14 miles, 5.5 h
  • Day 9 : Edinburgh to Port Seton 21km/13 miles, 5 h
  • Day 10 : Port Seton to North Berwick 24km/15 miles, 6-7hr
  • Day 11 : North Berwick to Dunbar 24km/15 miles, 5.5 h
  • Day 12 : Depart Dunbar
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  • 11 nights twin share accommodation in B&Bs / pubs and small hotels, with ensuite facilities where possible.
  • 11 breakfasts
  • Luggage transfers
  • Information pack including route notes and maps
  • Emergency Hotline
  • Meals not listed
  • Entrance Fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • Travel to the start and from the end point of tour
  • Personal expenses such as laundry and phone calls
  • Unscheduled transfers required during the trip
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this John Muir Way tour. You can cancel the tour up to 70 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 69 days of departure.


A deposit of 324 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 69 days before departure. For any departures within 28 April 2020 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

John Muir Way tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this John Muir Way tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

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