Celebrating Britain's breathing spaces
John Muir Trust supports National Parks Week, 24-30 July 2017
From the Cairngorms to Dartmoor, Britain’s 15 National Parks will begin a week of celebration Monday 24 July around the theme ‘Bringing People Together’.
John Muir was instrumental in the foundation of the National Parks system in America, leading to a global family of national parks. So it’s fitting that champions of wild places from all corners of Britain get behind National Parks Week.
Here are some ideas to get involved in:
- Find a National Park near you – and take past in the series of events across the 15 National Parks, including many free family events.
- Read about the origins of National Parks – find out how the conservation movement started and explore various links via our National Parks Resource Guide
- Create your own mini-national park – one of 20 Muir-related activities that can be downloaded for free at Mission:Explore John Muir.
- Explore National Parks – through the 49 quirky mission in Mission:Explore National Parks
- (Re)imagine the future of National Parks – Check out the campaign to make London the world’s first National Park City
- Share pictures and adventures on Twitter – use the hashtag #nationalparksweek, follow @uknationalparks and get inspired by some of the best Tweets from 2016
National Parks Week runs from 24 - 30 July. And if you can’t make it this week, bear in mind that our national parks are open every day, all year round.
Did you know…
The John Muir Award is used in all 15 of Britain’s National Parks, with dedicated staff time commitment in Cairngorms, Lake District, Loch Lomond & The Trossachs, and Peak District National Parks.