Meet our rangers

From counting grey seals to caring for wildflower meadows to attract birds and butterflies, our rangers go to extraordinary lengths to look after nature. We'd like you to meet the men and women who work hard throughout the year, in all weathers, to protect the countryside.

Ranger inspecting sunflowers at Rhossili and South Gower Coast, Wales

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Our rangers and their work:

Apprentice joins the Riverlands team

Learn more about our newest team member and the brand new Water Environment Worker apprenticeship.


Gwen Potter

Gwen Potter, Countryside Manager for Northumberland Coast and Farne Islands, shares her passion for wildlife conservation.


Jo Hodgkins

Meet Jo Hodgkins, Wildlife and countryside adviser in London and South East region and self-confessed lover of bats.


Living with the Trust

Find out from one of our tenant farmers what it's like having the Trust as a landlord.


Stephen Morley

Stephen Morley is our wildlife and countryside advisor in Yorkshire and the North East of England.


Joe Daggett - Head Warden in the Brecon Beacons

Joe has been with the trust for 19 years, he started off as a volunteer and has worked his way to the top, this dedicated and inspirational man is responsible for the key management delivered at all National Trust sites across mid and south east Wales.


Nick McAllister, Mid and South East Wales warden

Meet Nick, a warden in Mid and South East Wales. Find out about what he does and what makes his job so special for him.


Dawn Hoskin

Dawn shares why being a curator has always been her dream job and how she came to work at the National Trust.


Finlay Mitchell

“I love Sugar Loaf, it is one of my favourite places of all time. It’s so clean, so fresh which makes you feel alive. Running up mountains sounds crazy, but it really does give you an immense feeling of satisfaction. The struggle to the top, no matter how you get there, is always worth it upon seeing that view.”


Kate Martin

Kate Martin, Area Ranger at Formby, shares her love of red squirrels, rare natterjack toads and dramatic sand dunes.


Six questions with ranger Roisin Black

Roisin is one of the rangers helping to reintroduce water voles. Here she tells us about her work, what she loves about being a ranger and what to spot in the wildlife-rich Malham Tarn.


Diane Sleigh

Read about our resident beekeeper and visitor reception manager Diane Sleigh, who works at The Courts Garden, Wiltshire.