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We protect. We connect. We restore.

The John Muir Trust is a community focused conservation charity dedicated to the experience, protection and repair of wild places across the UK.

Founded in 1983, we care for some of the finest wild places in the UK, including Ben Nevis, Helvellyn and Sandwood Bay. Over 25,000 members, supporters and partners contribute to our work.

Our vision

A world where wild places are valued for present and future generations.

Our purpose

To experience, protect and restore wild places for the benefit of all.

Our focus

Inspire people about the benefits of wild places across the UK and showcase how wild places tackle the climate crisis and reverse biodiversity loss.

Our strategy

We believe wild places are for everyone. Our aim is to be the leading voice for wild places and to deliver in partnership throughout the UK.

In our commitment to wild places, we are guided by:

Three freedoms: Society is enriched when nature has the freedom to repair itself, people have the freedom to enjoy the benefits and communities have the freedom to thrive.

Three actions: We give wild places a voice by demonstrating exemplary management, inspiring
people to engage and advocate and evidencing their benefits to society.

To promote the three freedoms and deliver the three actions, we are forming a network of sites across the four nations of the UK that make wild places relevant to all.

Why wild places?

Wild places can be found almost anywhere, from the heart of our cities to our most remote mountain-tops. They can provide solitude and sanctuary, inspire a sense of adventure and renewal, and take us out of our comfort zones, where personal learning can be exercised and developed.

Wild places are essential for the wellbeing of people and wildlife, now and into the future. The John Muir Trust exists to help people connect with and experience wild places, to protect wild places from development that compromises their character and to work with others to enhance and repair ecosystems and landscapes.