Fix the Fells is delighted to be working with the Lake District National Park authority and the National Trust to offer 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 all 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 also work with staff to try their hands at other countryside tasks such as dry-stone walling, hedgelaying and woodland work. The Young Rangers are led by dedicated volunteer Neil Davies, working closely with Fix the Fells volunteer development ranger Matt Tweed.
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 Saturday a month?
Happy to be outside in all weathers?
At the moment we are busy training our latest group of Young Ranger recruits and so not taking on new volunteers. However, if you think the scheme may be for you then please read the FAQ’s and Questions to ask yourself sections below to find out more about what’s involved. If you would like to register your interest then contact firstname.lastname@example.org