Young Rangers offers young people (aged 12-16) new opportunities for exploration, learning and adventure in the great outdoors. 

Led by qualified and experienced outdoor leaders and providing young people with meaningful and fun activities in the special landscape of the Shropshire Hills.




(*for booking via Eventbrite and further information on each activity, please click the hyperlinks below*) 

  Hands on for Habitats!

Sat 28th October – 10:30am-2:30pm

Nils Quarry nature reserve, Pontesbury, SY5 0YD


Working with Green Wood, with Tom Dillon

Mon 30th & Tue 31st October, 10.30am-3pm

Poles Coppice, Pontesbury, SY5 0YJ


Maps and Nav training

Sat 11th November, 10am-3pm

Corndon Hill, SY5 0JJ


Celebration Event

Sat 25th November, 10:30am-1:30pm

Shrophire Hills Discovery Centre, Craven Arms, SY7 9RS


Xmas Crafts

Sat 9th December, 10am -3pm

Poles Coppice, Pontesbury, SY5 0YJ


Introduction to Hedgelaying (Part One)

Sat 16th December, 10am-2:30pm

Briar Edge Woolston SY6 6QD


What is Young Rangers?

Action - positive and fun work to help protect and conserve some of Shropshire’s most  important wildlife, landscapes and habitats.

Skills - opportunities for outdoor learning and skills development, including countryside crafts, navigation training, bushcraft and wildlife surveying.

Leadership - finding a voice for, and promoting greater representation of young people in decisions which affect them and our local landscape.

Recognition - celebrating and receiving recognition through the John Muir Award and the AQA Unit Award Scheme.

Click here to YouTube to hear from the Clee Hill Young Rangers (pictured below)

Clee Hill Young Rangers

Help us to plan a fun and rewarding activity programme by completing this short survey: 

outdoor activity menu questionnaire

Interested in joining Young Rangers? Register here!  

register to join

For more information please contact:

  • Joe Penfold, Young Rangers Project Officer (for groups in the Pontesbury, Stiperstones, Bishops Castle and Clun area)                             or
  • Rich Morley, South Shropshire Youth Forum (for groups in the Craven Arms, Church Stretton and Clee Hill area)

Green Leaders, 17-21 year olds

Young Rangers is supported by the National Lottery Heritage Lottery Fund and the following organisations:

Heritage Fund logo South Shropshire Youth Forum logo        Shropshire's great Outdoors logo