Scotland celebrates John Muir
The New York Times just listed 52 global destinations for 2014, and
placed Scotland at number 16 citing the new John Muir Way as its first
reason. Muir is famous in the US as the father of its National Parks
movement, but surprisingly neglected in his native Scotland – until now.
The launch by Scotland's First Minister of this new route in April is
to celebrate his amazing life which began in Dunbar in 1838 and ended in
1914. Find out more about him
here (download) or visit this Facebook page.
We are publishing a 72-page guidebook to cover this exciting new
134-mile route runnning coast-to-coast across Scotland. Visit our John Muir Way page for more info, a gallery and to "look inside".
The book will be published on 21 April 2014 to coincide with the
route's official launch on John Muir Day as part of the John Muir
You can ask to be emailed upon publication, or pre-order
to get your copy ahead of the rest. It costs £11.99 and the companion
sheet map costs £5.99, but the next item tells you how to save £2.
Rainproof map £5.99
Continuing the John Muir theme, note that the route map, like the
guidebook, is rainproof and covers the whole route at a scale of
1:75,000 on a single handy folded sheet. We offer a bundle of
guidebook+map costing just £15.99 - saving £2 over buying them
separately - and also available to pre-order.