John Muir Way Walking Holiday in Scotland
Eastern Section
Falkirk to Dunbar
8 nights and 7 days walking
Day by Day Itinerary

John Muir Way Scottish walking holiday with Let's Go Walking

John Muir Way Scottish walking holiday with Let's Go Walking

John Muir Way Scottish walking holiday with Let's Go Walking

John Muir Way Scottish walking holiday with Let's Go Walking

John Muir Way Scottish walking holiday with Let's Go Walking

John Muir Way Walking Holiday
a Scottish Coast to Coast route
From
Falkirk via South Queensferry and Edinburgh to Dunbar
EASTERN SECTION

The John Muir Way walking holiday on the Eastern Section from Falkirk to Dunbar is a 80.5 mile (129 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 John Muir Way walking holiday uses a mixture of public footpaths and canal towpaths. The route is mainly low-level with moderate gradients and no seriously long climbs.
The Eastern section of the route is follows the coast along the Firth of Forth for some of its route and also includes the Scottish capital city of Edinburgh.
John Muir (1838-1914) the pioneer, traveller, mountaineer and father of the United States’ national parks, was born in Dunbar, Scotland.

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 selection 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.

John Muir Way Walking Holiday
Falkirk to Dunbar
Suggested Tour Duration:
8 nights, 7 days walking
Total Distance:
80.5 miles
Min/max daily distance:
7/16 miles
Average Daily distance:
11 miles
Grading:
easy/moderate
Features:

Union Canal
Edinburgh

  John Muir Way Walking Holiday in Scotland
Eastern
Section
Falkirk to Dunbar
The Scottish Coast To Coast walking holiday
8 nights and 7 days walking
Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1:  arrive Falkirk
To start your walking holiday on John Muir Way walking trail you make your own way to Falkirk, Scotland. We can assist with coach or train transfers if necessary. Car parking is available for the duration of your self-guided walking holiday on John Muir Way. Falkirk is located in Scotland’s Central Region close to East coast and The Firth of Forth. Falkirk is the location of the Falkirk Wheel this interesting structure lifts canal boats 115ft/35m from the Forth & Clyde Canal to the Union Canal and is well worth a visit.

John Muir Way Scottish walking holiday with Let's Go Walking

John Muir Way Scottish walking holiday with Let's Go Walking

Day 2:  Falkirk to Linlithgow           11 miles         
The John Muir Way soon reachs Callendar House built in the style of a French Renaissance Chateau this 19th Century house and gardens is well worth a visit. Another high point of todays walk is the Avon Aqueduct the highest and longest in Scotland dating from the 1820’s.

Day 3:   Linlithgow to South Queensferry           14.5. miles        
Linlithgow is an interesting town with a good selection of shops and resturants. The town is also home to Linlithgow Loch and Palace the royal palace of the Stewart kings. Walking on the route reaches the east coast of Scotland and The Firth of Forth at Bo’ness . Bo’ness is also home to a steam railway and railway museum. The walking trail follows the coast to South Queensferry and the famous Forth Rail Bridge.

John Muir Way Scottish walking holiday with Let's Go Walking

John Muir Way Scottish walking holiday with Let's Go Walking

Day 4:   South Queensferry to Edinburgh           16 miles        
The John Muir Way follows the Firth of Forth to Cramond where it head inland to Edinburgh. Most guests take a shortcut via the Water of Leith that flows through Edinburgh’s outskirts. This route enters Edinburgh close to it famous castle. 

Optional extra day/s in Scotland capital city Edinburgh
Enjoy some extra day/days exploring this interesting capital city.

Day 5: Edinburgh to Port Seton           11 miles        
Leaving Edinburgh The John Muir Way passes Holyrood Palace and the famous ancient volcano of Arthur’s Seat. Reaching the coast again at Musselburgh the trail passes Musselburgh Horse Racing Course. Walking on you soon reach the twin little fish ports of Cockenzie and Port Seton.

John Muir Way Scottish walking holiday with Let's Go Walking

John Muir Way Scottish walking holiday with Let's Go Walking

Day 6:  Port Seton to Dirleton           11 miles        
The hiking trail follows the coast past the little town of Longniddry and close to Gosford House a Robert Adam designed neo-classical mansion. Todays walk ends at Dirleton with its fine castle dating back to 13th century.

Day 7: Dirleton to East Linton           11 miles        
The John Muir Way heads back to the coast at Yellow Craig Beach before reaching North Berwick with its Scottish Seabird Centre.  The walking trail then heads inland past the hill of North Berwick Law to East Linton .

John Muir Way Scottish walking holiday with Let's Go Walking

John Muir Way Scottish walking holiday with Let's Go Walking

Day 8: East Linton to Dunbar           7 miles        
The John Muir Way now heads east towards the coast . Reaching the sea at the John Muir Country Park and Belhaven Bay. The Town of Dunbar has some interesting shops and a John Muir Museum as well as a statue to mark John’s Muir place of birth in the high street.

Day 9: Depart after breakfast
Depart after Breakfast or extend your holiday walking and spend some time exploring the area.

John Muir Way Walking Holiday
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

£752pp
dbl/twin

£1,064pp
single occ

£1,104pp
solo traveller

All prices subject to change

This 141 mile walking route is from Helensburgh on the west coast of Scotland to Dunbar on the east coast of Scotland.  Dunbar is the birthplace of John Muir, the father of the United State’s national park.

John Muir Way Scottiah walking holiday with Let's Go Walking

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

  • 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 John Muir Way Walking Holiday in Scotland:

  • 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 John Muir Way Walking Holiday in Scotland:

  • 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.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

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John Muir Way Walking Holiday: 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

This 141 mile walking route is from Helensburgh on the west coast of Scotland to Dunbar on the east coast of Scotland.  Dunbar is the birthplace of John Muir, the father of the United State’s national park.

John Muir Way Scottiah walking holiday with Let's Go Walking