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Walk the Way - Kinneil to Blackness and back

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Kinneil Museum

Duchess Anne Cottages

Bo'ness

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The Friends of Kinneil invite you to join them on a walk along the John Muir Way from Kinneil House and Museum in Bo'ness to the wonderful Blackness Castle, used in the TV series "Outlander".

On the way, we will pop into the beautiful Carriden Church - and join walkers from the Carriden community before heading along the Way, through woodland and shoreline paths - with stunning views of the amazing Forth Bridges.

The walkers will have a break at Blackness Castle before returning to the historic Kinneil House at the western edge of Bo'ness.

The round-trip is around 12 miles and is expected to get back to Kinneil around 4 p.m. Walkers should be able to complete a longer walk like this. Wear suitable footwear and clothing and bring a drink and some food for the break at Blackness. Sadly, we can't accept dogs on the group walk. Please note that Kinneil Museum isn't open on the morning of April 21.

The event is part of a range of celebratory events to mark the birth of John Muir, the amazing Scottish naturalist, author and environmental philosopher who was born on April 21, 1838. The walkway which runs through Kinneil and Blackness was named in Muir's honour in 2014.

To find out more, email: info@kinneil.org.uk



Fancy visiting Kinneil House, on the John Muir Way? It will be open the day after the walk - on April 22, 2018. Free tours from noon. See www.kinneil.org.uk for details.



John Muir Day Celebrations 14-22 April 2018

It's John Muir’s 180th birthday this year! It's on 21st April to be exact, with a long-week window - 14th -22nd April - of opportunities to mark the occasion. #JohnMuirDay on social media.

What is it?
John Muir Day Celebrations offer an annual opportunity to mark John Muir’s birthday, 21st April 1838. Events, resources and activities are set up and promoted that help connect people with Muir’s legacy and relevance today. It’s an opportunity to share and celebrate how people are engaging with Muir’s ethos, stories and adventures in their studies, work and leisure time.

Visit www.discoverjohnmuir.com for information, activities, examples and event listings.
Visit www.jmbt.org.uk – the John Muir Birthplace website has been revamped and is well worth a look.

Events
Register your Muir-related events/activities by sending a brief summary, web link and visuals to info@johnmuiraward.org.
We’ll post these at www.discoverjohnmuir.com/muir-events

Who was John Muir?
John Muir was a Scottish-born naturalist, author, environmental philosopher and early advocate for the preservation of wild places. He’s considered to be the ‘founding father of the National Parks movement’ – his activism helped to preserve the Yosemite Valley, Sequoia National Park and other wilderness areas, and he founded the Sierra Club. His letters, essays, and books telling of his adventures in nature have been read by millions.



Use #JohnMuirDay across social media.

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Kinneil Museum

Duchess Anne Cottages

Bo'ness

EH51 0PR

United Kingdom

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