Our pledge to cross-Scotland walk

John Muir Way brings benefits to communities

November 2018

We have pledged our commitment to support and promote the success of the John Muir Way, a 215km route stretching from the east to the west coast of Scotland.

Council Leader Councillor Jim Logue and Chief Executive Des Murray signed a concordat which recognises the importance of the route to the quality of life, health and economic wellbeing of the communities it touches.

The John Muir Way passes through nine local authorities including North Lanarkshire, between Croy and Kilsyth.

"Crossing Scotland from Dunbar to Helensburgh, the John Muir Way showcases the best of Scottish scenery, visitor attractions and communities," said Councillor Jim Logue.

"It is a spectacular route for both local people and visitors to enjoy, and in North Lanarkshire there's much to see including Colzium Estate, Dumbreck Marsh Local Nature Reserve, the Forth and Clyde Canal at Auchinstarry and the Antonine Wall.

"We are pleased to sign the concordat, showing our commitment to promote the vision of the route as accessible to everyone, opening up opportunities for people to enjoy the countryside, and developing economic benefits for communities along the way."

The John Muir Way was created as part of the Central Scotland Green Network and was completed in 2014 to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the death of John Muir, the celebrated Scottish-born philosopher, naturalist and environmentalist.

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