John Muir Way
Sandra Bardwell and Jacquetta Megarry
published 2014 • 5.75" x 8.25" • 70 pages • color photos • maps
ISBN 9781898481591 • waterproof paperback/spiral • $17.95 •
The John Muir Way runs for 134 miles (215 km) coast-to-coast across Scotland's center, from Helensburgh on the Clyde to Dunbar on the North Sea. The low-level 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. It was developed by Scottish Natural Heritage and is due to be launched by Scotland's First Minister as part of the John Muir Festival in April 2014.
Its appeal ranges from the domestic architecture of Helensburgh (passing Charles Rennie Mackintosh's Hill House) 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 glories of Edinburgh. It finishes on the wide coastal expanses of East Lothian, at Dunbar with its ruined castle and John Muir’s birthplace cottage.
This guidebook contains all you need to plan and enjoy your holiday on foot or bike:• background on John Muir's life, the canal heritage and wildlife
• 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
• drop-down map of the John Muir Way in six panels (1:120,000)
• in full color, with over 70 photographs
• rainproof paper throughout.
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