21st April 2014

John Muir Way opens on John Muir’s birthday

The John Muir Way long distance walking route covers 130 miles through southern Scotland. It runs from coast to coast between Argyll and Bute, and Muir’s birthplace in Dunbar, East Lothian. One of the most popular walking routes in Britain, the Way passes Loch Lomond, the Forth and Clyde Canal, Linlithgow and Bo’ness.

Born in Dunbar in 1838, John Muir was a conservationist who founded the US National Park Service, which looks after all the United States’ national parks and monuments, including Florida’s Everglades, the Statue of Liberty in New York, the Grand Canyon and both Yellowstone and Yosemite National Parks. The Muir family had emigrated to the United States in 1849, and John Muir himself died in Los Angeles in 1914.



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