Charnwood’s many green spaces are cared for by the Ranger Service.
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:
- Looking after all of our wildlife sites
- Practical conservation work
- Guided Walks
- Supporting community groups
- caring for the environment
- Providing wildlife volunteering opportunities
- Monitoring biodiversity and giving advice to landowners
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.
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.
- Volunteer Schedule January - March 2018 (PDF Document, 0.47 Mb)
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 2019
If you are interested in attending any of the events below then contact the Ranger Service.
Bat walk at Charnwood Water
Thursday August 22, 8pm to 10pm
Charnwood Water, Loughborough
Discover bats that call Charnwood Water home. We will have a gentle walk, using bat detectors to listen out for bats. Experts from the Leicestershire and Rutland Bat Group will share lots of fun facts and info. Wrap up warm and bring a torch.
Winter tree ID walk
Wednesday February 11, 2020, 11am-1pm
Queens Park, Loughborough
Enjoy the beauty of trees and shrubs in winter and learn techniques to help identify them
Last updated: Mon 12th August, 2019 @ 16:22