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The Ranger Service

Due to Monday May 27 being a Bank Holiday, there are some changes to opening times and other Council services. Find out more on the Bank Holiday webpage.

Charnwood’s many green spaces are cared for by the Ranger Service.

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Their role is to manage both public enjoyment and to improve their value for wildlife and eco system services.

The small team of rangers operate a rota system so that the ranger service is available seven days week. 

 The team is responsible for:

We  support and encourage those individuals or groups who find it difficult to visit  local open spaces or want to learn more about the natural heritage of the area.  

Voluntary Rangers

The Ranger Service offers opportunities to become a volunteer ranger. This will involve undertaking practical conservation tasks, leading wildlife walks, organising countryside events, wildlife recording or simply patrolling our green spaces. 

If you can make a commitment or would like more information please contact the rangers' team.

Outwoods mobility scooters

Two Tramper mobility scooters are available for use at The Outwoods by people who are registered as disabled. These scooters are similar to conventional mobility scooters, but are especially designed for use over rugged terrain.

The mobility scooters are available free of charge and may be used at any time that the wood is open but may be limited by volunteer availability.

Both scooters have a conventional handle bar type steering system. The second Tramper, was kindly donated by the Helen Jean Cope Trust.

Ranger Led Events 2018

If you are interested in attending any of the events below then contact the Ranger Service.

Guided walk around the Outwoods, January 29
10am - 11.30am

Join the Head Ranger to identify winter trees and discuss the new planting area and future planned management of the woods.

Hedgelaying course at Gorse Covert, February 15
10am - 3pm 

A two day course to learn the basics of how to lay a traditional Midlands hedge.

Spring walk in the Outwoods, April 26
10am - 11am

Taking a look at the trees in the Outwoods as they start to leaf.

Bluebell walk in the Outwoods, May 3
10am - 11am

a guided walk with the Head Ranger to find the best of this years ‘show’.

Bat walk at Stonebow Washlands
Date and time to be confirmed

A dusk walk to discover the secretive world of our flying mammals.

Winter tree ID in Queen's Park, November 29
10am - 11am

Join our Horticultural Development Manager to learn how to identify trees in winter.

Green woodworking workshop at the Outwoods, December 3
Tiime to be confirmed

Make your own Christmas decorations with freshly felled timber.

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