Our work

Rangers undertaking footpath work in the Hartland and Bideford Bay area © Justin Seedhouse

Rangers undertaking footpath work in the Hartland and Bideford Bay area

The South West Coast path

With around 40 miles of footpaths to look after, our rangers, volunteers and contractors are kept busy. Many sites are remote with poor access and very wet, clay soils. Last year alone, 120 tonnes of surface stone was used to dress paths and car parks. All of this is vital to allow visitors and locals to walk these paths.

Discover more about our other vital work

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Meet the ranger

Ranger Greg undertakes access work at Portledge

Greg is our ranger for this area. He spends his time mainly doing practical work, but also takes school trips and guided walks. He started off, like many rangers, volunteering to gain experience.

Summer jobs

Hartland access work at Babbacombe

  • Cutting and maintenance of footpaths
  • Working with schools
  • Engaging visitors
  • Events and walks e.g. Artists Residence, Bucks Mills Cabin
  • Cattle grazing/monitoring 

Our other work

Discover more about the other work we get up to by taking a look at our blog. You will find out more not only about the Bideford Bay rangers, but also other ranger teams across the North Devon area.

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