The John Muir Trust

Ben Nevis 21 Appeal

The John Muir Trust has been looking after Ben Nevis for the past 21 years! The UK's highest mountain needs your help. This year we are raising funds to: Restore woodland and wild habitats, Improve access and manage visitors, Increase education and engagement. Please donate today.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 22 April 2021 to 12:00 PM, 29 April 2021

Registered Charity in Scotland (SC002061)

Check mark Match funded

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Championed by Green Match Fund


  • AnimalsAnimals
  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation
  • Sports/RecreationSports/Recreation


  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • General Public/HumankindGeneral Public/Humankind
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)


United Kingdom


Over 160,000 people visit Ben Nevis every year, causing visitor pressures and landscape impacts such as footpath erosion, littering and habitat damage. Path repair is costly & challenging at high altitudes. The mountain landscape supports one of the richest & rarest collections of wildlife in the UK, with some species numbers declining. We are working to restore & protect native woodland and habitats for species such as: golden eagles, pine martens, water voles, red squirrels & rare butterflies.


We maintain 5km of paths at Nevis, keeping them in good condition to allow safe access & prevent erosion. Our staff and volunteers undertake regular litter picks, carry out habitat & species monitoring, remove non native species and work with partners and visitors reduce their impact on fragile vegetation. We restore peatland and woodland habitats with natural rewilding and deer management. This year we are introducing our Junior Ranger programme to engage local young people in conservation.