Today is John Muir Day
Exactly a year ago today, we published our guidebook to coincide with
the official launch of the Scottish John Muir Way. It's good to report
that this coast-to-coast route is proving popular and successful with
walkers and cyclists. In 2013, Scotland followed California's example in
declaring 21 April an annual "John Muir Day" to celebrate his birth (in
1838). And to anyone who has been enjoying the outdoors recently, I
hope you found that, as Muir put it, "Nature's peace will flow into you
as sunshine flows into trees".
After an enormous amount of work, we have absorbed Google's changes to
their online mapping tools and pulled together access to all our route
maps on a single page.
If you haven't already tried out these zoomable maps, please do! Zoom
to the utmost, search for nearby accommodation and locate any trouble
spots - an invaluable tool when planning your expedition. So far we have
21 routes completed, 12 for Scotland and 9 for England, with plans for
Above and beyond the attractions of the trail itself, the Fife Coastal Path
has two 5-star attractions which are optional side-trips. The Elie
Chainwalk is a sensational coastal scramble above crashing waves. And
the Isle of May is the most amazing day out from Anstruther, with
close-up views of puffins and seals. For more about both, please visit this page.