The John Muir Trust is a community focused conservation charity dedicated to the experience, protection and repair of wild places across the UK. Wild places are essential for the wellbeing of people and wildlife, now and into the future. We exist to help people connect with and experience wild places, to protect wild places from development that compromises their character and to work with others to enhance, repair and rewild ecosystems and landscapes.
The John Muir Trust owns more than 12,000 hectares of land on the Isle of Skye including much of the Cuillin Hills National Scenic Area, from Sligachan in the North, to the picturesque fishing village of Elgol in the South. We work hard to re-establish natural eco systems across our properties by restoring peatbogs and regenerating native woodlands, we carry out regular habitat monitoring and wildlife surveys, we clean beaches, remove invasive species, hold guided walks and talks, and work with our local communities to care for the land and the wildlife within. We maintain many miles of footpath to enable access to some of our most spectacular locations and we provide information and facilities for visitors to our land.
With ever increasing visitor numbers to the island, the pressure on our landscape is growing, more and more people are looking to give something back, and we are keen to support that ethos. We would love to invite you to help us keep our land on Skye special.
This year we are very excited to be teaming up with Real Scottish Journeys to provide meaningful holiday experiences for visitors to our beautiful island. With the restrictions of the last year or so, we are behind on our practical conservation work - so we need your help!
In exchange for your help to clear plastic from our beaches, or invasive species from our precious woodlands, we can offer you an unforgettable experience. Meet the people who live and work here, share stories old and new and visit parts of Skye that few tourists get to see. We can take you on a journey of discovery, from uncovering thousands of years of human history to finding the best eagle or otter watching spots that you won’t find in any guide books!