The John Muir Award- New for 2019

This year YMCA Lakeside is proud to be offering the John Muir award to any and all groups…

Enriching the curriculum and adding value to your learning-outside-the-classroom residential at Lakeside this year.

 The John Muir Trust works to defend wild land, enhance habitats and encourage people of all ages and backgrounds to connect with wild places.

We are, for the first time, offering the John Muir Award (introductory Discovery level) as part of your Lakeside residential. The John Muir Award is working in partnership with the Lake District National Park and we believe we can enhance and add value to your visit by your students taking part in the award.

Lakeside’s outstanding natural ecology is an ideal location to take part in this environmental award and we expect it to be a popular option for our visitors.

We are particularly looking for schools that would like to work with us piloting John Muir Award courses at Lakeside through 2019. The award will not detract from the adventurous outdoor activities we offer but will run in conjunction with planned activity programmes.

The Discovery level award is available to all ages and groups and families. It is particularly successful with key stage two upper Primary school groups.

You can find out more from the John Muir Award website:

If you are at all interested in this exciting new opportunity at Lakeside please get in touch to discuss further with Mike Margeson or Tom Page. Alternatively send an email to