With 350 miles of the Trans Pennine Trail to look after, our Volunteer Rangers fill a vital role and act as our eyes and ears on the ground, while walking or riding the Trail on a regular basis. A perfect excuse to get out into the countryside (if you really need one).
Each volunteer takes on a stretch of the Trail close to their home and reports problems to the TPT office for action by the relevant Local Authority. This might include issues such as litter, overhanging vegetation, damaged or missing signs and surface problems.
While all we ask is for regular trips on the Trail and reports on problems, there are a variety of other activities that our volunteers take on depending on the time they have available. These include organising clean ups on the Trail, trimming branches, putting up temporary signs and waymarkers, running guided rides or walks, and much more. While Volunteer Rangers look after their own stretch they are also get together with others in their area for work days and promotional events
The scheme operates in association with Sustrans, the sustainable transport charity that has developed the National Cycle Network. Volunteer Rangers are issued with a Ranger Handbook, hi-vis jacket, ID card and are covered by Sustrans' volunteers insurance. They also have access to Sustrans' VolunteerNet, full of resources for ranger and a discussion forum.
To find out about what work our Volunteer Rangers have been up to recently please click here.
To get involved or for more information contact the Trans Pennine Trail Office