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*


Hello Nestbox

Saturday 25th May, 10:30am-1pm

Resting Hill, Snailbeach

More survey work to get up close to the furry (and by now feathered?) chicks!


Young Ranger Activity Day

Friday 31st May,  The Bog, 10:30am-2:30pm

Access and habitat management work at The Bog Mine site 


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 motte and bailey remains 


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

photograph of young rangers hedgelaying in the Shropshire HillsYoung 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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