The sea view at Dunbar, birthplace of John Muir // (c) 2012 Thomas Munter / Flickr.com
The sea view at Dunbar, birthplace of John Muir // (c) 2012 Thomas Munter / Flickr.com

Often called founding father of America’s national parks, where was John Muir born?

Where was John Muir born? Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland // (c) 2012 Thomas Munter / Flickr.com
The sea view at Dunbar, birthplace of John Muir // (c) 2012 Thomas Munter / Flickr.com

John Muir was born in and grew up in the coastal town of Dunbar in East Lothian, Scotland.

In April 2014, a new coast-to-coast pathway, the John Muir Way, is being launched in his honor, as part of Scotland’s Year of Homecoming 2014.

The new trail stretches 215 km (133 miles) from John Muir’s birthplace, Dunbar, to the town of Helensburgh. Passing through historic towns and villages and serving up stunning coastal scenery, the marked trail takes in Blackness Castle, Campsie Fells, the Strathkelvin Railway Path and the Stoneymollan buy levitra professional Road. The trail also passes Scotland’s first national park, Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.

The route has been split into manageable sections, so that walkers and cyclists can enjoy day walks. Public transportation is available near many points along the route to return travelers to their starting point; or pedestrians can walk a section as part of a circular route combining with other paths joining the Way.

This year Scotland celebrates Homecoming Scotland 2014, with a year-long activity calendar that runs through December 31, 2014. Visitors are invited to join in a celebration of the nation’s food and drink, active pursuits, cultural heritage, nature and ancestral heritage.

John Muir Way
www.
johnmuirway.org

Homecoming Scotland
www.homecomingscotland.com