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John Muir Country Park

John Muir Country Park is one of my most favourite places and I am lucky enough to live only a few minutes drive away.

It is located in Scotland close to the town of Dunbar, around 30 miles east of Edinburgh. A coastal site, it comprises 1667 acres of wide sandy beaches, dunes, grassland, pine forests, rocky headlands and cliffs.

The Park is named after John Muir, the famous explorer, naturalist and conservationist who was born in Dunbar in 1838. He lived in Scotland until the age of 11 when his family emigrated to the United States. His extensive conservation work led to the establishment of the US National Parks including, during his lifetime, Yosemite, Sequoia and Grand Canyon. He was also the founding president of the Sierra Club.

Whilst well known and honoured in California, he is little known in Scotland outside of his home town. His original home in Dunbar was recently converted into a visitor centre and his statue stands in Dunbar high street.

I walk at John Muir Country Park often, and these are a selection of my photographs that I hope will show how beautiful the area is.
The Old Gate Bracken Forest Headland Wet Feet High Tide
Tyninghame Surfer Walk in the Woods Sea Pinks and Seat Reflections
Soon Couples Ghost Riders Autumn Dune Grass Storm Coming
The Lifebelt Walk This Way Seashells Bird Watching Mud, Glorious Mud
Lithology Evening Walk on the Beach In the Grassy Dunes Horizon My Favourite Seat
Woodland Canopy Beachscape Skeleton Tree Bass Rock from St. Baldred's Cradle The Green Slime
Sea Pinks, Lichen... and Flies Lazy Day Wind and Waves Snow Clouds Approaching Snow Ride
Dunes Lifebuoy