Wye Valley Youth Rangers is an activity based group aimed at young people aged 14-18yrs run by staff from the Wye Valley AONB unit based in Monmouth.
The activities take place on a Saturday once a month.
We explore the landscape of the Wye Valley together, make new friends and get to try out new skills.
The activities are varied, from wildlife survey, to kayak paddle skills, drystone walling and film making.
We are recruiting a new group in September 2017 to follow the 2 year programme that leads to the John Muir Award.
• Kayaking will lead to a 1* award.
• Basic first aid qualification
New skills and experience
Stone walling, hedgelaying, green woodwork, bushcraft, archaeology, film making, caving, ecology and conservation skills. A better understanding and respect for our unique countryside.
Youth Rangers will learn a range of skills to use in a variety of situations
• Camp out and bushcraft
• Team and leadership skills
• Form new friendships
• Conquer fears and rise to new challenges with the backing of a supportive team
• Better informed about the area in which you live and its unique heritage
What does it cost?
Youth Rangers is free of charge to young people aged 14-18yrs who have been offered a place on the scheme.
Each Youth Ranger’s place costs the equivalent of £2900 over the two years of the project. The costs include specialist tuition, adventure activities, branded clothing, equipment, transport and staff training.
Find out more on the Youth Rangers Blog
A partnership between the AONB Unit, Ross-on-Wye Town Council and Natural England have started tree management work on the banks of the Wye where it passes through Ross, to benefit biodiversity and create river views.
If you are 14-18 years old and love exploring the countryside of the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean, then the Wye Valley AONB Youth Ranger programme is looking for you! Come along to our Taster Day on September 30th.