Young Rangers 


Young Ranger activities this spring are themed on 'Discovery'.  This is the first phase of the excellent John Muir Trust Environmental Award (Discover - Explore - Conserve - Share). 

Easter Holiday Activities.

(These will be delivered in a covid-safe, outdoor environment in accordance with government guidelines).

  • Sunday 4th April, 10.30am-2.30pm

Exploring Walcot Wood near Bishop's Castle; identifying and recording trees and spring wildflowers.

  • Wednesday 7th April, 10.30am-2.30pm

Willow craft at Poles Coppice, Pontesbury; have a go at weaving baskets and making garden structures.

  • Saturday 10th April, 12.30pm -3pm

Nest box monitoring at Resting Hill, Snailbeach near Minsterley.

We are anticipating easing of Covid restrictions post 29th March, but please be advised that we’re limiting group numbers in accordance with gov guidelines – you may therefore wish to book early to avoid disappointment. One accompanying parent may attend introductory sessions.

For enquiries and bookings please email

Shropshire Hills Young Rangers series of photographs

Our Young Rangers programme gives young people (aged 12-16) new opprtunities for exploration, learning and adventure in the great outdoors.  Led by qualified and experienced outdoor leaders and youth workers, Young Rangers offers a meaningful and fun activities in the special landscape of the Shropshire Hills.

What’s involved?

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, a well    established environmental award.

Click here to YouTube to hear from the Clee Hill Young Rangers (pictured below)

Clee Hill Young Rangers

Help us to plan a fun and rewarding activity programme by completing this short survey: 

outdoor activity menu questionnaire

Stay connected with nature - join Shropshire Hills Young Rangers!  

register to join

For more information please contact:

  • Joe Penfold, Young Rangers Project Officer (for young ranger groups in the Pontesbury, Stiperstones, Bishops Castle and Clun area)                             or
  • Rich Morley, South Shropshire Youth Forum (for young ranger groups in the Craven Arms, Church Stretton and Clee Hill area)                                                                                                       

Young Rangers is supported by the National Lottery Heritage Lottery Fund and the following organisations 

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