Mendip Hills National Landscape Young Rangers: Now recruiting!

Published: 16 May 2024

Mendip Hills National Landscape Young Rangers: Now recruiting!


The Mendip Hills National Landscape Team is looking for 15 nature-loving young people who want to take part in adventures across the Mendip Hills. As one of the Young Rangers they will get a taste of what it’s like to look after the Mendip Hills National Landscape, one of Britain’s most special places.


The Young Rangers will work together on a variety of activities each month. The current cohort has taken part in nature documentary making, first aid training, navigation skills, drystone walling, building dormouse boxes, practical conservation tasks and more!


Andy Chamberlain, Ranger Volunteer Coordinator for the Mendip Hills National Landscape Team said, “The Young Ranger scheme is a unique opportunity for young people who enjoy spending their time on the Mendip Hills. We’re looking for young people who love being outdoors and can see themselves working in the countryside. We want to see applications from young people who have a genuine interest in wildlife, conservation or outdoor adventure and can demonstrate this in their application.”


Matilda, a Young Ranger who has now graduated, said, “Young Rangers has not only given me practical skills such as dry-stone walling, navigation skills and first aid, but it has also given me social skills, helped to build my confidence and plenty of memories!”


Jane, an Advanced Young Ranger said, “Being a Young Ranger has helped me to get to know the Mendip Hills better, and I’ve really enjoyed learning about what the Rangers do. I have also met a group of amazing, like-minded people who I’ve become great friends with. If you’re an outdoor person, you’ll love it!”


Young people can apply to join the two year programme if they are starting Year 7 or 8 in September 2024. There are 22 exciting activities, usually on a Saturday each month. The Mendip Hills National Landscape Partnership subsidises the scheme so places can be offered at only £150 per Young Ranger. This covers all activities, equipment and the Young Ranger uniform.


To apply please visit the Young Rangers page at There are only 15 spaces available so be creative with your applications, send us artwork, images or even videos to show us how much you love the Mendip Hills! We will be holding an open evening at Charterhouse Centre for you to find out more information on 11th June. The deadline for applications is Friday 5th July.


For further information email or call 01761 462338.