Family adventure call

Published on: 10 Jul 2014

Exciting opportunities beckon for families to explore the Lake District and work for a prestigious award into the bargain.

They are invited to follow the lead of John Muir, a key founder of the worldwide national park movement, and find out more about the internationally renowned Lakes landscape.

In an innovative scheme, families can start their own John Muir Award at Brockhole, the Lake District Visitor Centre on the shores of Windermere. It will help them discover new places, share ideas of what to do and how they can help the area.

Graham Watson, manager for the John Muir Award with the Lake District National Park, said the scope was far-reaching.

He explained: "There are so many wonderful things to do in the country's biggest national park. We are providing some great activities at Brockhole, encouraging people to be a bit more adventurous, explore, search out different locations and generally be more involved in this truly amazing place.

"John Muir was an adventurer and explorer who cared about wild places and campaigned for the very first national parks. Encouraging families to get involved benefits everyone and is very much in the spirit of the awards."

Julie Young and her family, from Poole in Dorset, enjoyed taking part in last year's pilot scheme.

Julie added: "My daughters, Erin and Neve, are planning to write to Blue Peter to tell them about their adventures as part of the programme's green badge scheme."

Find out more and book online at                 
Call Brockhole on 0845 272 0004 (Calls cost 2p per minute plus your phone company's access charge) or email The John Muir Award sessions will run on Mondays and Fridays during the school holidays.

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