Named after the father of the environment movement, the John Muir Way runs across Central Scotland from Helensburgh in the west to John Muir's birthplace in Dunbar in the east.
The walk was extended in 2014 extending it across the central belt from Helensburgh to Edinburgh where it connects with the original walk which continues onto Dunbar. The route will also give walkers the chance to branch off from the trail and take in other walks such as the popular West Highland Way.
The John Muir Way was named after the 19th century Scottish environmentalist and naturalist John Muir who lived in Dunbar as a boy. He subsequently emigrated to the USA and was responsible for the establishment of America's National Parks.
The John Muir Way forms part of the North Sea Trail Project (Nortrail), funded by the European Regional Development Fund. It links 7 countries and 26 partner areas around the North Sea: Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, England and Scotland.
Map showing extension of the John Muir Way
"Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul." John Muir, father of National Parks