The Wild in Me: Helen Mort

Media Category: 
Media Source: 
Media Author: 
John Muir Trust
Media Date: 
Sunday, June 21, 2020

The Wild in Me series of films celebrates wildness and the relationships between people and wild places. In this first film, poet Helen Mort finds inspiration for a new poem The Wild in Me among the striking scenery of Quinag in Assynt, and at Sandwood Bay, one of the UK’s most awe-inspiring beaches.

The John Muir Trust owns and cares for some of the finest wild places in the UK, including Sandwood Bay and Quinag. In acting to promote and protect wildness, we encourage sustainable land use that will allow future generations the opportunity to experience and benefit from the wild. It is important therefore that communities can thrive in and around our wildest locations, and that’s why we advocate slow tourism, where attention is focused on encouraging visitors to contribute to the preservation of a destination.

Poet Helen Mort was born in Sheffield. Her first poetry collection Division Street won the Fenton Aldeburgh First Collection Prize in 2014 and was shortlisted for the Costa Book Awards.