John Muir Way Passport Launch!

THE JOHN MUIR WAY LAUNCHES NEW PASSPORT

Explorers on the John Muir Way can now record their 134-mile adventure across central Scotland with a new official passport.

KVF LEADER are pleased to be part of a Co-operation project with other LEADER areas that is supporting the John Muir Way to develop in various ways, benefiting walkers, cyclists and local businesses.

Launched to coincide with the coast to coast route’s fifth anniversary year, the John Muir Way passport will provide a lasting memento for walkers and cyclists undertaking the 134-mile route, while providing a welcome incentive to visit local attractions and businesses along the way.

The passport splits the John Muir Way into ten sections, with ‘Stamping Stations’ dotted across the country, ready to stamp passports as participants complete each part. Whether tackling the whole trail in one go, or over multiple day trips, it provides a fun way to explore the different attractions and venues along the route while marking your progress.

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. Those who collect all ten stamps can also claim a free personalised completion certificate.

Keith Geddes, chair of Central Scotland Green Network Trust, commented: “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:

www.johnmuirway.org/passport

Businesses are invited to take part in the initiative by emailing: johnmuirway@csgnt.org.uk