You can help make a difference and support the John Muir Award.


Since 1997, the John Muir Award has been run to help thousands of people every year connect with, enjoy, and care for our wild places.

Why is the John Muir Trust committed to this work?

It's simple, really. The more people connect with nature, the more they will be inspired to care for and protect our wild places. We're proud that the John Muir Award has always been free to use, allowing more people to have a positive connection with nature.

Supporting the John Muir Award will help us meet an increasing demand, from schools and families in particular, and help even more people get out into wild places whether on their own doorsteps, or in more remote and rugged mountains, coastlines and forests.


Was the amount of 'Conserve' activity days monitored during 2015.


Is the valued impact of John Muir Award Conserve activity during 2015 - based on Heritage Lottery Fund figures.

The John Muir Award is something rare: a simple, effective, enjoyable and potentially powerful intervention to enhance health, well-being and the environment, that actually works.

Prof. Rich Mitchell, Public Health, University of Glasgow


Every year since 2000 at least 25% of John Muir Awards were achieved by people who are experiencing some form of disadvantage.


...of organisations that run the John Muir Award said the Award helps the people they work with value wild places.

Here's how you can help:

  • Donate: use the button below to make donation to the John Muir Trust to provide us with essential income to support our work in wild places.
  • Join: consider the benefits of joining the John Muir Trust as a member - from just £1.50 per month. You can join as an individual, as a family or as a group or organisation.
  • Share: your John Muir Award stories and achievements on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, using #JohnMuirAward.
We believe that an easy-to-use digital tool that allows people to record their National Park stories and pictures is an exciting development. That’s why we are supporting the John Muir Award Record eBook. The more people enjoy and share experiences of this beautiful Park, the more people will care for and appreciate it.

Simon Jones, Director of Conservation and Visitor Operations, Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park

Download the John Muir Award Information handbook.

Find out more via online, films, information and examples.

Fill in a Proposal Form and send it to us. We'll discuss this with you, agree it, and register your interest.

Get outside and get active!

Send us a Certificate Request Form as your activity is coming to an end. You'll be contacted to discuss or confirm this.

Celebrate, and present your John Muir Awards.