Young Rangers


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

We run a once monthly (or so!) activity programme for young people, mostly on Saturdays and during school holidays. 

Actvities are free! Led by qualified and experienced outdoor leaders and providing young people with meaningful and fun activities in the Shropshire Hills National Landscape.  

Click on the link below to find out more!

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Up and coming activities...

 For booking, please click on the event activities below

*Please note: Participants must be registered on Young Rangers before attending. See below for details*


 Searching for Shropshire Pine Martens

Sunday 7th July, Snailbeach,10:30am-1:30pm

Learning about surveying and recording one of our most rare and elusive mammals


Excerscythe! @ Pulverbatch motte & bailey

Saturday 20th July, Castle Pulverbatch, 10:30am-2:30pm

A real good work out! 

Learn how to use a scythe to help look after the medieval motte and bailey remains 


Whittling for Wellbeing (Part 1)

Wednesday 31st July, Poles Coppice Nature Reserve 10:30am-3pm

Relax, learn and have fun!

Connect with nature and learn new skills with experienced instructor, Tom, and trainee, Jacob

(*attendence on both sessions is advised so you have time to complete your project*)

Whittling for Wellbeing (Part 2)

Wednesday 7th August, Poles Coppice Nature Reserve 10:30am-3pm

Unleash your creativity and complete your green wood masterpiece experience in a beautiful outdoor setting.

(*attendence on both sessions is advised so you have time to complete your project*)

'Whittling for Wellbeing' is supported by Vibrant Shropshire, Shropshire Council, The Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities and the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.


For further information and to get involved, please contact Joe Penfold, Engagement Ranger email:

Young Rangers offers 12-16 year olds'....

  • 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.

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