John Muir Way
Infobox Hiking trail
Name=John Muir Way
Gullanebeach lies on the trail
East Lothian, Scotland
Length=Convert|23|km|mi|0 [ [http://www.eastlothian.gov.uk/content/0,,1033,00.html East Lothian information] ]
Start/End Points=Fisherrow Harbour,
The John Muir Way is a 73 km long continuous coastal path in
East Lothian, Scotland, UK.
It is named in honour of the Scottish 19th century
conservationist John Muir, who was born at Dunbar, East Lothian in 1838. He became the founder of America's National Parks.
The path runs from the
EdinburghCity Council boundary along the coast through East Lothianto the Scottish Borders.
As of April 2008, these sections have been completed:
FisherrowHarbour, Musselburghto Cockenzie- 10 km, including: Ash lagoons, Levenhall Links, Musselburgh Racecourse, West Pans, Prestongrange Industrial Heritage Museum, Morrison's Haven, Prestonpans, and CockenzieHarbour.
* Cockenzie to
Aberlady- 8.5 km, including: Cockenzie, Port Seton, Seton Sands, Longniddry, Gosford Bay, Kilspindieand Aberlady.
* Aberlady to
North Berwick- 15 km, including: LuffnessHouse, Gullane, Archerfield House, Dirleton, Dirleton Castle, Yellowcraigand North Berwick.
* North Berwick to
Dunbar- 24 km, including: North Berwick Law, East Linton, Preston Mill, Prestonkirk, John Muir Country Park, Belhaven Bay, and Dunbar.
* Dunbar Harbour to
Dunglass, near Cockburnspath- 16 km, including: Dunbar Castle, East Links, Broxmouth, Catcraig, Barns Ness, Skateraw, Torness Nuclear Power Station, Bilsdean, and Dunglass.
The Way is signposted throughout with green fingerposts.
The John Muir Way also connects with other coastal & countryside pathways, for instance the 7 km long Railway Walk from Longniddry to
The John Muir Way forms part of the
North Sea TrailProject (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, Englandand Scotland.
List of places in East Lothian
List of long-distance footpaths
European long-distance paths
John Muir's Birthplace
John Muir Trust
* [http://www.eastlothian.gov.uk/content/0,,1033,00.html East Lothian Council: The John Muir Way]
* [http://www.northseatrail.org/index.php/en North Sea Trail Project]
* [http://www.nave.no/article/articleview/292/1/0 Nave Nortrail]
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