Young Rangers 


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.

photographs of Young Ranger autumn activitiesWINTER 2022 Programme  

(for booking and further information on each activity, please click on the hyperlinks below)

       Scrub bash!         

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!

Hedgerow planting 

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.


Nest Box Building

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. 

Hide 'n' Squeak! Searching for Pine Martens

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! 

Woodland Activity Day

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)

Clee Hill Young Rangers

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

outdoor activity menu questionnaire

Interested in joining Young Rangers? Register here!  

register to join

For more information please contact:

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

Green Leaders, 17-21 year olds

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