21 Nov '18
The John Muir Trust is a membership-based conservation charity dedicated to protecting and enhancing wild places. Some of the finest and best-loved UK mountain landscapes are under our care. The Trust has taken on the management of Glenridding Common in the Lake District until October 2020. Currently the wild quality of Striding Edge, Helvellyn and Swirral Edge suffers due to erosion, flooding and high footfall. We’re working with the local community and partners to strengthen the wild character of the area. The Trust also cares for parts of Ben Nevis, Schiehallion, Knoydart, Quinag, Sandwood Bay and areas of the Cuillin mountain range on Skye. We restore natural habitats, maintain footpaths, clear litter and help nature flourish in these magnificent landscapes. We campaign to protect wild land from inappropriate development and work to keep wild places open for all to enjoy, connect with and care for through initiatives such as the John Muir Award. Discover how to help us enhance the wild places in our care. Together we can ensure people and nature thrive.