The John Muir Award

Earlier this year we supported families, in partnership with Yorkshire Dales National Park, to complete the John Muir Eco Award.

Earlier this year Beverley Gilbert, our Community Engagement Worker & Health & Wellbeing Coach Chapeltown PCN, supported families in partnership with Kiri from Yorkshire Dales National Park to complete the John Muir Eco Award which encourages people of all backgrounds to connect with, enjoy and care for wild places.

The group stayed two nights in a bunk barn in Grassington, and took part in different activities to learn about how we can look after this beautiful area.

The group were tasked to:

1. Discover a wild place.​

2. Explore it.​

3. Do something to conserve it.​

4. Share our experience.

They explored the area in and around Grassington, learned about the importance of peat to the environment as a store for carbon, a habitat for wildlife and a flood controller.

They met up with a gamekeeper and learned about the role of a gamekeeper, did some traditional crafts and cooking and learned how to identify trees.

A visit to Gam Farm meant a good look at some rare breeds and heritage farming equipment, to learn how farming used to be done.

Beverley says, “A great weekend was had by everyone and we learnt a lot about the life past and present in the Yorkshire Dales National Park and why we need to make sure these areas are preserved.”

Congratulations to everyone on achieving their award.