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.
WINTER 2022 Programme
(for booking and further information on each activity, please click on the hyperlinks below)
Sat 22nd Jan, 10:30am-2:30pm, Nils Quarry (Pontesbury)
Hands-on grassland conservation and AQA certificated activity, plus a roaring fire to warm the cockles!
Sat 5th Feb, 10:30am- 2:30pm (location to be confirmed)
Are you a Hedgerow Hero? Join the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) on a day of hedgerow creation.
HALF TERM PROJECTS
Mon 21st Feb, 10:30am-1pm, Stiperstones School
Get hammering! In celebration of National Nest Box Week, building boxes for installation at our monitoring sites.
Wed 23rd Feb, 10:30am-2:30pm, Clunton Coppice
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!
Fri 25th Feb, 10:30m-2:30pm, Poles Coppice (Pontesbury)
With Gary Cowell learning how to make charcoal and Caroline Lowe, weaving with willow.
What’s involved in 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)
Help us to plan a fun and rewarding activity programme by completing this short survey:
Interested in joining Young Rangers? Register here!
For more information please contact:
- Joe Penfold, Young Rangers Project Officer (for groups in the Pontesbury, Stiperstones, Bishops Castle and Clun area) email@example.com or
- Rich Morley, South Shropshire Youth Forum (for groups in the Craven Arms, Church Stretton and Clee Hill area) firstname.lastname@example.org
Young Rangers is supported by the National Lottery Heritage Lottery Fund and the following organisations: