Thursday, 17 April 2014

John Muir Way coast to coast route runs through Southside & Newington

The observant among us will have seen discrete green signs indicating the John Muir Way passes through our patch.

Here is an extract from the BBC:
"He's the Scot credited with helping to establish America's national parks. Now, more than a century later, John Muir is to be honoured at the opening of a long distance path which bears his name.
The John Muir Way runs from Helensburgh on the west coast, from where he set sail for America, to Falkirk, Linlithgow, Edinburgh and North Berwick, before ending at the naturalist's birthplace in Dunbar.
Muir left Scotland in 1849 when he was only 11 years old, but by then his love of the natural world was well developed.
He went on to become one of the most influential figures in the history of the environmental movement and a national hero in the United States."
Here is the website of the John Muir Way and the two segments running through the ward are linked below:

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