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Countryside activities for next generation of rangers

Related topics: Climate change / environment / Leisure, culture and heritage / Partner organisations

Young people with a love for the countryside are able to lend a hand managing and protecting the county’s landscape with the Shropshire Hills AONB Young Rangers project.

Young Rangers offers people aged from 12 to 16 new opportunities for exploration, learning and adventure in the great outdoors. Meaningful and fun activities are led by qualified and experienced outdoor leaders.

Shropshire countryside

Shropshire countryside

The Shropshire Hills AONB Partnership has just announced its Young Rangers winter programme.

Scrub bash!

Nils Quarry, Pontesbury – Saturday 22 January 2022

Hands-on grassland conservation and AQA certificated activity, plus a roaring fire to warm the cockles!


Hedgerow planting

Bishop’s Castle area, location to be confirmed – Saturday 5 February 2022

Are you a Hedgerow Hero? Join the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) on a day of hedgerow creation.



Nest box building

Stiperstones School – Monday 21 February 2022

14 February to 21 February is National Nest Box Week. We’ll be building birdboxes and, if time, perhaps some bat boxes and dormouse boxes too, for installation at our project sites. An indoor activity, that the weather can’t spoil.


Hide and Squeak! in search of Shropshire’s Pine Martens

Clunton Coppice – Wednesday 23 February 2022

A day in the woods camera trapping and setting up feeders with Stuart Edmunds and Toni Pettitt, in search of one of the UK’s most rare and elusive mammals! https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/young-rangers-hide-and-squeak-searching-for-pine-martens-tickets-243518960767

Woodland activity day: charcoal making demo, woodland management skills and willow weaving

Poles Coppice, PontesburyFriday 25 February 2022

With Gary Cowell, learning how to make charcoal, and Caroline Lowe, weaving with willow. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/young-rangers-woodland-activity-day-tickets-244325753907