Young Rangers

Fix the Fells is delighted to be working with the Lake District National Park authority and the National Trust as part of the Young Rangers volunteer programme, a monthly practical conservation group for people aged between 14 and 18 who love the outdoors and want to help conserve it.
The scheme offers the fantastic opportunity for young volunteers to get involved in various aspects of Fix the Fells work: from helping to maintain the Lake District’s extensive upland path network, to repairing and constructing paths using traditional techniques and materials. In addition the Young Rangers get to try their hands at different countryside tasks such as dry-stone walling, hedge laying and woodland maintenance whilst working with other partner organisations. The Young Rangers are led by dedicated volunteers, working closely with Fix the Fells Volunteer Development Ranger Matt Tweed. The Fix the Fells Young Rangers sessions are generally held in Spring and Summer. At other times of year the sessions are run by rangers from other organisations such as the John Muir Trust, Cumbria Wildlife Trust and the National Trust.

Following the first Young Rangers day on the fells, Matt commented “It’s great to see younger people getting involved in caring for the incredible Lake District landscape, and a real pleasure to be working with such an enthusiastic and friendly bunch. Thanks to those who have joined us and I am looking forward to lots of fun and rewarding days ahead out on the fells.”

Want to get involved?

Are you aged between 14 and 18?

Live in Cumbria?

Practical, outdoorsy, and available one Sunday a month?

Happy to be outside in all weathers?

Find out more and how to apply on the Lake District National Park website: Young Rangers (

Young Rangers working at Far Easdale, near Grasmere