The John Muir Award in our National Parks – on your small screen…

“National Parks – they’re some of our most special landscapes. And the John Muir Award is a great way to have a personal adventure in them a

“National Parks – they’re some of our most special landscapes. And the John Muir Award is a great way to have a personal adventure in them and to understand more about them” says Richard Leafe, Chief Executive of the Lake District National Park as he introduces a new film ‘The John Muir Award in our National Parks’.

The spectacular 4 minute film, set in the Lake District, celebrates how people can experience the wonderful places found in National Parks across the UK - through conversations with teachers, pupils, volunteers and Park staff as well as some stop motion animation of John Muir. It explores the links between Muir, the Scot recognised as one of the founding fathers of National Parks, and his ethos of enjoying, understanding and caring for wild places and our National Parks.

Graham Watson, John Muir Award Manager for Cumbria said: “I’m delighted that through this film young people, both residents and visitors to the Lake District are able to showcase how they connect with the National Park, and by doing so to inspire others to visit and explore their own local National Parks. And of course that the John Muir Award can help them do so by encouraging them to be active in them, find out more and care for them as well.”

You can see the film and find out more about the John Muir Award at the Award webpages.

Congratulations to East India Youth, on being shortlisted for the Mercury Music Prize - and thanks for the soundtrack.