NATIONAL PARK VOLUNTEER RANGERS

 

This website is dedicated to the hundreds of Peak District National Park volunteer rangers and part-time rangers, especially those who have attended at Dove Stone since the 1960s, to help care for this fabulous region with little or no monetary reward . They have dealt with thousands of incidents including help and advice to visitors and residents, creating and maintaining footpaths, stiles, and woodlands. Leading guided walks. Helping to combat anti-social behaviour and often receiving abuse as a result. Over the years they have cleared up vast amounts of litter, They’ve extinguished fires, recovered lost dogs, rendered first aid, helped prevent dog attacks on sheep, and searched for missing visitors including children.

If just a small number of the incidents were reported in the media the public would be amazed but the volunteers have carried out these things week after week, including Bank Holidays, mostly without publicity or even recognition

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 Volunteers completing steps at the top of Yeoman Hey new path.

Volunteer rangers completing steps at the top of Yeoman Hey newly constructed path  – circa 1983.

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Expert navigation is paramount for volunteer rangers.  Raff Tucillo, Mel Royle and Andy Brown check out a route

 

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Trainee volunteer rangers on abseiling course, circa 1990s     No  longer part of the current training courses

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Patrolling the moors no matter what the weather

 

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HRH the Prince of Wales talking to representatives of the volunteer rangers with over 40 years’ service

HRH the Prince of Wales talking to representatives of the volunteer rangers with over 40 years’ service. Learning about the task from Doug Kirwen (front right, his back to the camera) a volunteer ranger with 47 years service at Dove Stone – © Peak District National Park: www.peakdistrict.gov.uk

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Doug must have said the right thing as he’s about to shake hands with HRH Prince of Wales. © Peak District National Park: www.peakdistrict.gov.uk

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