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Journey for Wildness

Help us raise money and awareness for wild places and re-connect with nature by doing a Journey for Wildness.

Your journey can be anything you want it to be. It can be by foot, bike, or on water. You can climb mountains, camp out under the stars, paddle board down rivers. You can get creative and take photos, write poetry or observe and record birds or wildflowers. You can pick up litter, plant trees or wildflowers (with landowners permission). It could be a journey through time watching nature change with the seasons in your local park.

Journeys can be one big adventure, a series of micro-adventures, or even an inward journey like a vision quest. It’s entirely up to you, you’re part of this great unfolding life, be as creative as you wish, and most of all, have fun!

How will the money you raise be spent?

Money will be spent protecting existing wild land from increasing development pressures and helping us continue our work to restore ecosystems such as the new woodland at Schiehallion.

“The new woodland just feels different, as if the pressure has been lifted. Every patch of willow now has a willow warbler,” said Liz Auty, the Trust’s Property Manager at East Schiehallion. “When I walk through and all the patches have species like that, we’ve won. If we focus on the ordinary species – the wrens, warblers – that will be a success.”

How to take part

  1. Decide on what Journey you want to do.
  2. Register by clicking the 'Sign up' button above
  3. Download our useful guide and handy tips for more information and ideas for ways to make your journey count for wild places 
  4. Set up a JustGiving page by clicking the link below and share with family and friends - ask them to sponsor you or take part themselves!
  5. Use #JourneyForWildness and tag the John Muir Trust in any social media posts to let us know what you are up to.
  6. And don't forget to check out our Journey for Wildness Tshirt selection. All profit goes towards our work caring for wild places.Journey for Wildness Tshirts 2

Our hills, woodlands and rivers are under constant attack and sometimes we need to stand up and fight for them.

- Damian Hall, ultrarunner


Get in touch

If you have an idea for a Journey you'd like to share, you can email us at

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