Protecting wild land
The John Muir Trust is dedicated to protecting wild land - large areas of high scenic and wildlife value, with minimal evidence of modern human development.
We raise awareness of the unique and irreplaceable benefits of wild land - clean air, water, flood prevention, protection of rare peatlands, retention of carbon in the ground and health and well-being.
We work hard to persuade governments and policy makers of the benefits of wild land and the value in protecting and restoring it. We work with our members and supporters to show the strong public support for better protection for wild land.
We stand up for wild land when it comes under threat - challenging inappropriate developments that will damage wild land.
By making a donation you can help us continue to campaign for wild land.
Our work makes a difference
In 2014 our campaigning helped get a map of official Wild Land Areas recognised by the Scottish Government and included in planning policy. This recognition of Scotland’s wild land was a historic breakthrough in our work - but there is still work to be done
The Great Outdoors Awards
We have been nominated each year since 2013 for the TGO "Campaign or Campaigner" award, winning in 2014 and 2015 and highly commended in 2016 and 2017.
The wedges of development are being driven hard, and none of the obstacles or defences of nature can long withstand the onset ...John Muir