I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in

All of the italicised quotes are from John Muir, (1838-1914) a Scottish born American explorer, conservationist and author. Muir wrote eloquently on nature, and his passionate writing helped people understand the importance of wild places and the need to protect them. More information about Muir and his legacy can be found at


Friends of Longley Woods welcome volunteers to help to keep Longley Woods and other local woodland as an attractive resource for local people and a haven for nature. Join them for practical tasks or at community events in the woodlands.


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funded by Kirklees Council

Words by Get Out More CIC
Photos by James Drury
Design by Debby Fulgoni

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