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5-day trail running the John Muir Way in Scotland

Explore southern Scotland on a 5-day trail run with fully-certified UK Mountain Guides along the John Muir Way trail for some excellent scenery.


5 Days

Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct


All Levels


  • Explore the south of Scotland via a challenging running trail.
  • Experience stunning scenery from the west to east coast.
  • Have an experienced guide right by your side from start to end.


Pace yourself across the stunning southern lands of Scottish on the 130-mile (215km) long distance trail of the John Muir Way.

From Helensburgh on the west coast to Dunbar on the east coast, many spectacular sights are dotted along the way.

Runners will glide along the mixed route of canals, old railway tracks, quiet roads and grassy paths.

The trail follows great scenery, such as views of the freshwater Loch Lomond, which is considered the boundary between the lowlands and the highlands.

Some of the most scenic sections are saved until the end, such as the dramatic cliffs, sandstone arches and waterfalls.

The quality surface rolls and winds the southern stretches of Scotland with a few steeper sections that present rewarding challenges.

Each day presents a similar number of miles to complete, ranging from 24 miles to 29 miles. So the 5-day trail run is not for everyone. If you have a good level of fitness and stamina, then this exhilarating trip is for you.

Get in touch now to reserve your place along Scotland’s great John Muir Way running trail on a 5-day trip through some fantastic scenery. 

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What people are saying about Explore-Share

Kumari Selvakumar


Sept 14, 2022

I’m extremely happy with the ease with which I could book via your site reliable and experienced guide. Thank you so very much, and I’ve started to recommend your site to my friends. Dimitris is not only an awesome guide, but a wonderful person who was always looking out to give me the best experience I can have when he found out how much I love climbing! He is the Best!

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Sept 6, 2022

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Aug 23, 2022

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Colin Finnegan


Aug 17, 2022

Easy to set up and find the perfect trip. Informative site that is easy to use. Guides are all great to work with and communicate all arrangements needed. As simple as can be!

Lesley Weber


July 16th, 2022

Thank you explore-share for a wonderful via feratta experience. We have been wanting to learn for a long time but don't have the facilities in Scotland. The guide Mitja was extremely helpful and knowledgeable, answering all my many questions and providing advice. On the day head to take another group but he quickly arranged another guide Borut, who was brilliant. We had a fantastic morning learning via ferrata at Hvadnik in the gorge. It gave us the confidence to later hire our own equipment and go out in Mojstrana. Altogether a five star + experience. Thank you.

Richard Scrivener


July 20, 2022

Hello! I have been thoroughly impressed by the service and assistance that explore-share have provided the past couple years in helping to plan my trip to the High Tatras in Poland. I really appreciated the flexibility that they provided in allowing me to rearrange my trip twice owing to covid. They were responsive and communicative throughout. This trip was part of my Stag weekend celebrations and explore-share connected me with an outstanding guide in the form of Marcel - he was an excellent recommendation and we really enjoyed our guided hike in the High Tatras with him. Marcel was an outstanding professional, placed a high focus on preparing well and staying safe, and was also a great guy! Highly recommend. Many thanks and best wishes - Richard

Yvonne Morrison


May 8, 2022

Our first time with Explore-Share. An absolutely fantastic experience from start to finish. Extremely good value, very well organised with attention to detail. We travel widely and this has by far been the best of experiences. Well done to all concerned. We are already looking at booking another trip!

Mark Stone


April 14, 2022

Great service by explore share. Our guide, Fred, gave us a fantastic day. Totally wild adventure that would be impossible on our own. I’m really impressed. Thank you very much.

James Dempster


March 9, 2022

I can’t recommend this enough. Great service, great price and the on the ground team was top notch. Top marks all round.

Leonardo Rodriguez


March 4, 2022

Everything went very well! Above our expectations! Thanks Explore-Share and Thanks Kiliholidays! Great support from all you! Thanks for the hard work and excellent level of commitment.

Daniel Martinez


Feb 2, 2022

Excellent job making your platform available to all mountain lovers. Our guide Gabrielle was an excellent companion



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