John Muir Way

United Kingdom United Kingdom

Worth knowing

The John Muir Way runs for a length of 215 kilometers through United Kingdom.

The difficulty of the trail is rated as easy and it usually takes 11 days to walk the John Muir Way.
Of course, how long it really takes for the trail depends on the experience and fitness of the hikers.

The drinking water supply is on the way no problem, since there are numerous possibilities to fill up the water supplies.
This can be done, for example, at streams, springs, but also at wells or public facilities. However, the water may have to be filtered before drinking!

On the trail food supply is less of an issue. As a rule, you can either buy groceries every day or eat in a hut or restaurant.
Nevertheless, it is important to carry an appropriate supply with you.

You can stay overnight in a tent/tarp, in guesthouses/hotels along the way and on campsites.

Wild camping is allowed As always, leave behind no traces . Rubbish has to be taken away and nature has to be respected and protected!

Campfires are currently allowed. However, this can change at any time.
Therefore, please be sure to pay attention to public notices and a possible risk of forest fires..
In addition, new fireplaces should never be built, but existing ones should be used.

Facts about John Muir Way

215 km
Elevation gain
2.200 m
Elevation loss
2.150 m
Highest Point
Gouk Hill / 277 m
Lowest Point
0 m
Round Trip?
Walk in both directions?
215 km
2.200 m
2.150 m
Gouk Hill
277 m
0 m
You have the following accommodation options on the John Muir Way
  • in a tent/tarp
  • in guesthouses/hotels along the way
  • on campsites
Solitude on the John Muir Way
You come to villages several times a day and often meet people

The best time to hike the John Muir Way is:


Arrival to the John Muir Way

You will arrive via Glasgow International Airport.

You can get to Starting point via Bus / Zug. Duration approx. 2 hours.

Departure from the John Muir Way

Departure is via Edinburgh Airport.

You can get to the airport per Bus / Zug. Takes about 2 hours.

Map and elevation profile of the John Muir Way

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