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John Muir Award

The John Muir Award is an environmental award scheme focused on wild places. It encourages everyone to connect with, enjoy and care for our wild places.

IMPORTANT: Find out about and get involved with plans to redesign the John Muir Award.

You can participate as a group (suitable from upper primary level and above), family or individual. It is non-competitive, inclusive and accessible. The National Park is a fantastic place to complete your John Muir Award and learn all about what makes it special.

I loved being surrounded by nature, and it makes me feel so alive and excited. You would be surprised what you learn by just walking through the trees (John Muir Award participant).

Many of the pupils had never done anything like this. One student lives five miles away from the National Park and didn’t even know it was there (David Gemmell, Inclusion Support Worker).

Four Challenges lie at the heart of the award

  1. Discover a wild place
  2. Explore it
  3. Do something to conserve it
  4. Share your experiences

The wild place could be anywhere in or around the National Park – from a local pond, wildlife garden or school grounds to remote islands or mountain top wilderness areas.

Achieving your John Muir Award in Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park

Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park is a great place to complete your John Muir Award and better understand what is special about our National Park.

There are a wide variety of opportunities to connect with the National Park as part of a John Muir Award. You could…

  • Find out about John Muir and his links with National Parks
  • Learn about the National Park – its four areas, culture, wildlife and habitats
  • Take part in a variety of activities on land and on water
  • Help to look after nature by getting involved in Wild Park
  • Respect the Park as you experience it
  • Leave the car and consider other travel options

Record eBook

A Record eBook is a free digital resource for capturing and sharing Award experiences, including quotes, photos, stories, songs, sounds and videos. Watch the video below and you can also find out more.

Interested in finding out more?

Developed through a partnership between John Muir Trust and Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Authority, this new resource has stories and actions that aim to inspire and support meaningful and positive impact on nature and climate through your John Muir Award activity in the National Park – click on the link to find out more

JMT_Loch-Lomond_The-Trossachs-National-Park_Guide-To-Action_original.pdf (


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