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Identify a wild place (or places) on which to focus your John Muir Award activity

It should have some natural character and scope for at least 4 days’ worth of activity.

It can be a particular wild place, a range of wild places or a journey – gardens, school grounds, local parks, along rivers and coastlines, in National Parks and mountain ranges.

Trees in Yorkshire - Benjamin Statham

Why is it a suitable place for your Award activity?

As part of your activity ask your participants:

  • What are the natural characteristics of your chosen wild place(s)?
  • Why is it relevant and special for you and others? 

Everything we do starts with encouraging people to be themselves in wild places, to feel comfortable or ready to engage in the natural environment.

- Pammy Johal, Backbone