The Oban Times - - DISTRICTS -

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.

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