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. Since 1983, the Trust has taken a number of the UK's most beautiful wild places under our care: Ben Nevis, Schiehallion, Knoydart, Quinag, Sandwood Bay and areas of the Cuillin mountain range on Skye. In 2017, we took on the lease of Glenridding Common in the Lake District, looking after the summit of Helvellyn and its two famous edges: Striding Edge and Swirral Edge. 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.