John Muir Award - Education groups

Connect with, enjoy and care for wild places

Do you want some outdoor activities but want to give something back and learn about looking after our planet; think global, act local?

Then join us for this exciting environmental award based at Hawse End Centre!


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Working in partnership with the John Muir Trust and local conservation organisations, Cumbria Outdoors supports children from start to finish to achieve the four-day Discovery level John Muir Award. Our outdoor education leaders facilitate children's understanding of and care for wild places, done through completing the award's four elements, which can be found here.

Connect to the world around us through activities, carry out some conservation to care for our environment, then share the experience via a class assembly or online platform.  

View a case study year by one of our visiting schools who participate in our award every year


  • available all year

  • Residential and non-residential options

  • up to 12 participants plus 1 adult per group