New 'passport' launched for John Muir Way
A new passport for the 134-mile John Muir Way has been launched to coincide with the route's fifth anniversary.
Walkers and cyclers undertaking the John Muir Way can not get the official passport stamped at 'Stamping Stations' along the route, which has been split into ten sections to complete.
The John Muir Way runs between Helensburgh and Dunbar, and is one of Scotland’s Great Trails. The 134-mile coast to coast route was launched in 2014 to commemorate the Dunbar-born man who became known as the ‘Father of the National Parks’ in America.
The new passport provides a fun way to explore different local attractions and businesses along the route, whether you're tackling it all in one day or over different days. If you collect all ten stamps you can claim a free personalised completion certificate.
In addition, a wide range of local businesses are displaying the ‘Passports Welcome’ logo, which signifies they have an offer or discount available specially for John Muir Way passport holders.
Keith Geddes, chair of Central Scotland Green Network Trust, said:
"The John Muir Way is bringing both international and local visitors to central Scotland to discover its diverse landscapes and rich heritage. The John Muir Way passport is an exciting new development for the route which is a flagship project of the Central Scotland Green Network.
"The new official passport will not only enhance the experience for walkers and cyclists on the route, but benefit the many businesses and attractions it is encouraging people to visit."
The John Muir Way passport is available to buy now from retailers across the route and retails for £5. For more information, visit:
Businesses are invited to take part in the initiative by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org