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 Shropshire Hills National Landscape. Since the start of the programme in 2022, 140 young people have taken part...

watch our film 

...to find out what they've been up to.

Young Rangers walking through heather on the Stiperstones

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

The funded programme ended in December 2023. 

We continue to run a monthly activity programme for young people.  For more information please contact Joe Penfold, email:  joe.penfold@shropshire.gov.uk                           


The Young Rangers Programme was supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the following organisations:

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