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The John Muir Way

From Helensburgh to Dunbar, Scotland
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Just a sample walk...

I did NOT walk the entire trail. Rather, I walked from Dunbar Harbour along the coastline to John... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2017
Boynton Beach, Florida
via mobile
Excellent walking

Really enjoyed this trail! I walked the first four sections, starting in helensburgh. Day 2 was... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2017
Rose L
via mobile
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“great walk” (3 reviews)
“scenic walk” (2 reviews)
“coastal path” (2 reviews)
From Helensburgh to Dunbar, Scotland

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Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

I did NOT walk the entire trail. Rather, I walked from Dunbar Harbour along the coastline to John Muir Park - about 50 minutes. While I obviously cannot comment on the entire walk, from what I did experience I can say it was fantastic. The...More

1  Thank backpacker31
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed this trail! I walked the first four sections, starting in helensburgh. Day 2 was long and hilly, but doable. I used the maps available on the JMW website and they were good, but it would be worthwhile to also get the guidebook for...More

1  Thank Rose L
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Great walk and amazing scenery, managed the whole route in ten days which we enjoyed. We used Steve at the JMW baggage transfer service, good price and great service.

1  Thank DavieR2
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Love this place you can take a long or short walk and enjoy stunning views. Great place to take the dog. I hate the thing that you must pay two pounds to park now. Even though the machines don't take the new pound coins. I...More

Thank Martyncheung
Reviewed 4 June 2017

We walked from the leisure centre in Dunbar to Belhaven beach.A quite easy walk of about 5 miles with wonderful views over the sea.

2  Thank Alan B
Reviewed 23 February 2017

We have been visiting the Edinburgh/North Berwick area for a number of years and always try to incorporate some walking on the John Muir Way, even though today had gale force winds it was still nice to walk along the coast on an excellent pathway.

Thank Lakesholly
Reviewed 9 December 2016

My wife and I have recently completed the East Lothian section of the John Muir Way,mee did in four sections over a few months. The great thing about the walk is that it's easy to do in sections using public transport. We broke the walk...More

4  Thank Gogs63
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Repeatedly we walked on John Muir way (not all in once but in pieces). We really like this coastal path as it is great in many places.

Thank haktus
Reviewed 29 August 2016

My wife and I came to Dunbar and found this beautiful walk quite by accident, and we were impressed (and felt it a wise decision not to spend another day in Edinburgh). We felt so relaxed walking by the sea, admiring the volcanic rock formations,...More

1  Thank kaijunjiang
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Walked from Helensburgh to Dunbar over 8 days. An amazing trail. Used the John Muir way baggage transfer service with Steve Higson and I agree with the last reviewer that he was great. Would recommend getting the rucksack readers book as this was very helpful....More

5  Thank cj c c
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Faith S
30 May 2017|
Response from Gogs63 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Faith, it's such a coincidence that you have asked me this question, as I was actually out walking the section from Cockburnspath to Dunbar today, which is a 10 mile section and possible my favourite section, along with... More
4 June 2016|
Response from ColoradoDiver33388 |
According to those with whom we spoke while walking the John Muir Way, May and September we're deemed the best. We began on April 28 and finished on May 9 and had great weather and no crowds.