John Muir Way
Walking Holiday in Scotland

John Muir Way walking holiday in Scotland with Let's Go Walking

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John Muir Way Walking Holiday
in Scotland on the Scottish Coast to Coast
From Helensburgh via Loch Lomond, Falkirk, South Queensferry, Edinburgh to Dunbar.

The John Muir Way is a 135 miles (216 kilometres) way-marked walking trail. The route can be walked in either direction and for those looking for a longer walking holiday it can be linked to a walking holiday on the
West Highland Way
.

This walking trail uses a mixture of public footpaths and canal towpaths. The route is mainly low-level with moderate gradients and no seriously long climbs. The highest point is Gouk Hill at 885 feet (270 m) above sea level.
The western section of the route is in Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.
John Muir (1838-1914) the pioneer, traveller, mountaineer and father of the United States’ national parks, was born in Dunbar, Scotland.

You can combine this walking holiday in Scotland with a walk along the Scottish Higlands Great Glen on from Fort William to Inverness on  The Great Glen Way for a longer walking holiday.

Our self-guided walking holidays are designed with your comfort and enjoyment in mind and can be tailor-made to your own personal requirements.
The routes are clearly way-marked to provide reassurance on your hiking vacation.
We use high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels with en-suite or private bathroom to ensure you are well rested each night after a busy day hiking and sightseeing. Rest assured that all our accommodation walking holiday providers are hand-picked and offer you that famous British hospitality.
Special diets can be catered for, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free.
We organize the luggage transfer so your bags are at your next accommodation when you arrive.
Let’s Go Walking has developed one of the largest choices of walking holidays and our offices are staffed 9am to 9pm to ensure your walking holiday runs without a hitch.

This walking holiday in the UK operates April to September and in either direction.

These daily distances are only a suggestion. If you would like to walk longer or shorter distances, we can arrange that too.
Our stated distances include mileage to the accommodation or pickup point and so may not agree with the guide book mileages.
Rest days can be taken in any location.

Why not combine this walk with a hiking tour in another part of England or the UK. Our staff will be happy to advise on necessary transfers.

Online booking available.
A deposit of £85 per person is required to secure the booking, with the balance due 6 weeks before departure.
Optional extra days and accommodation upgrades can be added during the booking process online.

The John Muir Way 15 day itinerary
13 days walking and 14 nights

Suggested Itinerary:      
Day 1: Arrive at Helensburgh
Day 2: Helensburgh to Balloch                  9 miles
Optional extra day in Balloch on Loch Lomond
Day 3: Balloch to Croftamie                      8 miles
Day 4: Croftamie to Strathblane              10 miles
Day 5: Strathblane to Kirkintilloch           8 miles
Day 6: Kirkintilloch to Bonnybridge        13.5 miles
Day 7: Bonnybridge to Falkirk,
              via Falkirk Wheel and Kelpies       11.5 miles
Day 8: Falkirk to Linlithgow                      11 miles
Day 9: Linlithgow to South Queensferry   14.5 miles
Day 10: South Queensferry to Edinburgh  16 miles
Optional extra day/s in Edinburgh
Day 11: Edinburgh to Port Seton               11 miles
Day 12: Port Seton to Dirleton                  11 miles
Day 13: Dirleton  to East Linton                  11 miles
Day 14: East Linton to Dunbar                   7 miles
Day 15: Depart after breakfast

£1,260pp
dbl/twin

£1,666pp
single occ

£1,876pp
solo traveller

All prices subject to change

Suggested
Tour Duration:
14 nights, 13 days walking
Total Distance:
135 miles
Min/max daily distance:
7/16 miles
Average Daily distance:
11 miles
Grading:
easy/moderate
Features:

Loch Lomond
Falkirk Wheel
The Kelpies
Forth and Clyde Canal
Union Canal
Edinburgh
This route connects with:
West Highland Way

The John Muir Way 8 day itinerary
Helensburgh to Falkirk
6 days walking and 7 nights

Suggested Itinerary:      
Day 1: Arrive at Helensburgh
Day 2: Helensburgh to Balloch             9 miles
Optional extra day in Balloch on Loch Lomond
Day 3: Balloch to Croftamie                 8 miles
Day 4: Croftamie to Lennoxtown          10 miles
Day 5: Lennoxtown to Kirkintilloch       8 miles
Day 6: Kirkintilloch to Bonnybridge    13.5 miles
Day 7: Bonnybridge to Falkirk
             via Falkirk Wheel and Kelpies   11.5 miles
Day 8: Depart after breakfast

£630pp
dbl/twin

£833pp
single occ

£938pp
solo traveller

All prices subject to change

Suggested Tour Duration:
8 nights, 7 days walking
Total Distance:
80.5 miles
Min/max daily distance:
7/15.5 miles
Average Daily distance:
11.5 miles
Grading:
easy/moderate
Features:

Union Canal
Edinburgh
This route connects with:
West Highland Way

The John Muir Way 9 day itinerary
Falkirk to Dunbar
7 days walking and 8 nights

Suggested Itinerary:      
Day 1: Arrive at Falkirk
Day 2: Falkirk to Linlithgow                   11 miles
Day 3: Linlithgow to South Queensferry 14.5 miles
Day 4: South Queensferry to Edinburgh 16 miles
Optional extra day/s in Edinburgh
Day 5: Edinburgh to Port Seton              11 miles
Day 6: Port Seton to Dirleton                 11 miles
Day 7: Dirleton to East Linton                11 miles
Day 8: East Linton to Dunbar                   7 miles
Day 9: Depart after breakfast

£720pp
dbl/twin

£952pp
single occ

£1,072pp
solo traveller

All prices subject to change

Suggested Tour Duration:
8 nights, 7 days walking
Total Distance:
80.5 miles
Min/max daily distance:
7/15.5 miles
Average Daily distance:
11.5 miles
Grading:
easy/moderate
Features:

Union Canal
Edinburgh
This route connects with:
West Highland Way

What’s included
in your Walking Holiday in Scotland
on the John Muir Way:

  • accommodation at high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels on a bed and breakfast basis
  • room with en-suite or private bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities
  • daily luggage transfer
  • support should there be any problems on route
  • detailed itineraries
  • map of John Muir Way
  • Rucksack Reader’s guide to John Muir Way

Optional Extras
for your Walking Holiday in Scotland
on the John Muir Way:

  • upgrade to the region’s most elegant, prestigious and famous hotels, where available
  • transfers back to car or station
  • parking facilities
  • rest days
  • inn to inn walks, where available

What’s not included
in your UK walking holiday
on Scotland’s John Muir Way

  • lunches and dinners
  • travel insurance

Lunches and Dinners
These are not included.
Evening meals
These are available at overnight locations, either at your accommodation or in the town/village.
Packed lunches
These can be provided by your accommodation or can be obtained from a local store, or cafe or inn along the route.

Holiday Travel Insurance
We require that you take out holiday insurance as Let’s Go Biking Ltd accepts no liability for the following:
cancellation, personal accident, illness, loss/theft of personal possessions and/or money, and any unforeseen circumstances, especially travel delays.

This is in addition to our existing
booking conditions.

How to get there:

  • By Plane to Edinburgh or Glasgow airport  .
  • By Car to Helensburgh or Falkirk where parking is available
  • By Train / Bus to Helensburgh or Falkirk

 

Canal Walking Holidays
Our canal walking holidays in the UK include Grand Union Canal Towpath, Great Glen Way, John Muir Way, Kennet and Avon Canal Towpath, Leeds and Liverpool Canal Towpath and Oxford Canal Towpath.

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