World Ranger Week at Tyntesfield 2017

National Trust ranger at a family muck-in day

In support of World Ranger Day, the National Trust rangers from sites across Bristol invite you to join us for a week of talks and activities to celebrate their work.

Ranger school

Monday 31 July, World Ranger Day

World Ranger Day, organised every year by the International Ranger Federation, celebrates the work rangers across the globe do to protect the world's natural and cultural treasures.

This World Ranger Day, the Tyntesfield outdoor team invite you to join them for a family hands-on ranger session, to get a taste of the work they do.

Why not channel your inner National Trust ranger and wear red?

Try your hand at being a National Trust ranger this World Ranger Week
School treeplanting Tyntesfield
Try your hand at being a National Trust ranger this World Ranger Week

Ramble with a ranger

Tuesday 1 August

Our Senior Ranger will be leading a guided walk around the Tyntesfield estate.

This is a great way to see the estate in a new way and find out more about the conservation work our rangers do.

The walk will last for about an hour and we recommend wearing sturdy walking shoes.

Trees along the lower drive at Tyntesfield
A group of National Trust rangers in red fleeces walk down the lower drive at Tyntesfield
Trees along the lower drive at Tyntesfield

Champion tree walk

Wednesday 2 August

Tyntesfield is home to a huge range of diverse, rare, ancient and champion trees.

On this walk, our dendrologist and tree registrar, Chris Watts, will lead you across the estate to discover hidden gems and some ancient giants.

Pop your comfortable boots on and expect some off the beaten track ups and downs.

A guided estate walk is a great way to learn more about Tyntesfield's history
A National Trust Estate Guide at Tyntesfield leads a talk in the outdoors
A guided estate walk is a great way to learn more about Tyntesfield's history

Restoration with the rangers

Thursday 3 August

Ever fancied trying your hand at being a ranger?

Join the ranger team for a hands-on session working on the restoration of our historic parkland boundary wall, which is being restored as part of a stewardship scheme.

Repairing the boundary wall at Tyntesfield using traditional techniques
Ranger and walling contractor repairing the boundary wall at Tyntesfield
Repairing the boundary wall at Tyntesfield using traditional techniques

Veteran tree walk

Friday 4 August

The National Trust Bristol portfolio is home to a significant collection of ancient and veteran trees.

Join our Senior Ranger for a guided walk around the estate to see some of Tyntesfield's veterans and hear about our upcoming project to conserve them.

Don't forget your walking boots!

Junior rangers club

Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 August

Drop in over the weekend to meet the ranger team and find out about the different aspects of their work.

Get crafty with different activities like 'feeling sheepy', 'nuts about birds' and 'hairy caterpillars'.