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Young Rangers canoeing on Semerwater Copyright Stephen Garnett

Young Rangers

Young Rangers is for anyone aged 12 to 17 who loves the outdoors and is keen to find out more about our amazing National Park! Our Young Rangers group meets once a month, alternating the location of sessions between the North and South of the Yorkshire Dales, taking part in some practical work in and around the local area. The groups are run by experienced, qualified staff and volunteers from the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority.

How do I join in?

All you need to do is get in touch with us using the contact details below, and request an application form which needs to be checked and signed by a parent or guardian. Once we have received your form we will send you details of each session and all you have to do is turn up!

What’s it like?

Well, great obviously! Though, don’t take our word for it. Hear it straight from the horse’s mouth. 

Check out our Facebook page Dales Young Rangers to see what we have been up to.

What do I need to bring?

You need old clothing (you will get dirty) that is appropriate for the weather on the day and strong flat shoes or boots (We can bring spares for you to borrow).

Most importantly don’t forget your lunch and a drink – adults might be willing to share in an emergency but we like lots of mustard, pepper and really strong cheese in our sandwiches!

And we ask that you always let us know if you are planning to come along on a day so we know how many tools to bring and don’t leave anyone behind at the start of the day

Get in touch

If you would like to come along to any of the meetings please get in touch with: