Walking the John Muir Way
John Muir Way
children playing in the dunes of Yellowcraigs Beach
a woodland path in the John Muir Country Park
The John Muir Way is named after 19th century Scottish conservationist John Muir, who was born at Dunbar, East Lothian, in 1838 and became a founder of America's national park system.
Along the way you’ll discover the unique wetland habitats of this region, home to fascinating wildlife such as the curlew and the redshank, making this the ideal walk for birdwatchers.
In recognition of its importance this area has been designated as part of the Firth of Forth Site of Special Scientific Interest, Special Protection Area and Ramsar Site.
The John Muir Way also takes in coastal delights such as quaint fishing towns and villages from Fisherrow to Dunbar and beautiful beaches like Yellowcraigs and Belhaven Bay.
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