The John Muir Award is a national environmental award accredited by the John Muir Trust.
During the five-day JOHN MUIR AWARD course at Derwent Hill, students explore Borrowdale and its surrounding fells, with their wild places, diverse habitats and spectacular scenery, travelling adventurously by canoe and on foot. They take part in a practical conservation project, usually on a local farm that has won national awards for its work in encouraging biodiversity. The week culminates in the students preparing and giving a presentation in order to share their expereinces.
- Discover a wild place
- Explore its wildness
- Conserve – take personal responsibility
- Share experiences