Celebrating the ranger teams across the South West

The ranger teams work hard making sure amazing places across the South West stay open for everyone to explore, and that they stay healthy for nature and wildlife to thrive. Here are some great behind the scenes stories and blogs of how they look after our coast and countryside.

Countryside rangers remove a fallen tree from the path of the woodland walk at Trelissick, Cornwall

Trelissick ranger blog

Taking a closer look at Trelissick's incredible natural environment reveals many wonders and surprises. There is no one better acquainted or knowledgeable about these than the ranger team. Here they impart insight into conservation and the marvels of nature around Trelissick.

Rangers at Fyne Court working on fencing

Chestnut Fencing at Fyne Court

During the summer the team at Fyne Court will be renewing the fence-line between the courtyard and the meadow towards five ponds wood. They will be using traditional techniques and wood felled from the estate to build the fence.

Rangers cut the orchard in summer using scythes.

Orchard upkeep

Find out what the rangers are busy doing during the summer months.

Lydford Gorge ranger Demelza with chainsaw ready to cut up fallen tree

A day in the life of a Lydford Gorge ranger

Lydford Gorge is the deepest river gorge in the South West and the habitats it contains are almost as diverse as the skills needed to look after it.

Close up of bees in the hive, National Trust

Gooey sticky honey

Honey is produced annually on the estate. The rangers and bee-keeping volunteers work hard to maintain the hives and look after the honeybees. Take a jar home from the shop today.

A Ranger on a newly built bench, enjoying a sea view.

The day job

What do our Countryside Rangers and volunteers get up to?

Beach rangers at Woolacombe

Meet the Woolacombe beach rangers

Every summer at Woolacombe our rangers are joined by beach rangers who run Rockpool Rambles, ranger-led walks and get out and about meeting the public. This year's beach rangers tell us what they get up to day to day and a bit more about themselves.

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