John Muir Day Celebrations

Join the celebration of John Muir and his love for the outdoors, with events and activities organised around the John Muir Way!

From the 16th – 24th April there’s lots happening along the Way, which stretches from Dunbar in the east to Helensburgh in the west, taking in some of the Forth & Clyde and Union Canal towpaths, as well as passing The Falkirk Wheel.

Events range from creative workshops to a biodiversity family fun day, and an exhibition on John Muir the Inventor to night golf and a wakeboarding competition as part of the John Muir Coast Festival – take a look at all the events here!2016 JMC Logo landscape BLACK v2 16 February 2016

Who was John Muir?

John Muir was a Scottish-born naturalist, author, environmental philosopher and early advocate of preservation of wilderness.

His letters, essays, and books telling of his adventures in nature, especially in the Sierra Nevada of California, have been read by millions. He’s considered to be the ‘founding father of the National Parks movement’ – his activism helped to preserve the Yosemite Valley, Sequoia National Park and other wilderness areas, and he founded the Sierra Club.

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