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John Muir Day this Thursday


As many people in California and Scotland know, Thursday is John Muir Day: Muir was born on 21 April 1838.  Scotland has laid on many celebration events along the route. There are too many to summarise here, but some involve Californian actor Lee Stetson (aka John Muir Live): see the VisitScotland blog or SNH website. If you live in/near Edinburgh, two events may interest:  Lee Stetson is launching a book at Blackwells, South Bridge at 6.30 pm on Thursday 5 May and performing in character over dinner at the Sheep Heid the next day from 7pm. Click here for more about the Friday 6 May dinner.


St Cuthbert's Way revised for 2016

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We are glad to announce that our revised St Cuthbert's Way is in stock and all those who preordered it have received their books by now. The revisions include the new railway to Tweedbank, with walking options to Abbotsford House as well as Melrose, revised facilities, updated waymarking and much more. This is a walk of charm and distinction, starring the River Tweed as well as the striding saint.


Cowal Way new edition

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To celebrate the improved Cowal Way, we have brought out a new edition in a handy format including 8 pages of detailed Footprint mapping. You can "see through" the route highlight so as to know if you will be walking on path, track or road. There are many other updates, including new waymarking and fresh photos.

Cowal is easily accessible from Glasgow, and has amazing Highland geology and wildlife. It was in Cowal that I had a close encounter with a golden eagle - a moment that I will never forget.