THE John Muir Way celebrated the third anniversary of the official opening of the 134-mile coast to coast route on Friday April 14.
The route – which commemorates the world-renowned conservationist – launched on Muir’s birthday on April 21, 2014, and has welcomed visitors from across the globe.
Around 300,000 visits are made annually to the route, with 75 per cent of those walking, while 24 per cent cycle.
Around 6,000 visits are undertaken by end-to- end users who complete all 134 miles over consecutive days while 19 per cent (57,000) visits are by those looking to complete the route in sections.
The John Muir birthplace in Dunbar has also seen a steady increase in the number of people visiting who have completed the whole route.
Of those who left details, 46 per cent were from the USA, 25 per cent were Scottish, 10 per cent were from the rest of the UK, eight per cent were from Europe and five per cent were from the rest of the world.
The John Muir Birthplace Trust can be found at www. jmbt.org.uk, on Facebook and Twitter.