If you’re looking for active things to do in Peak District, then you might be interested in World Ranger Day on the 31st July – a celebration of all things outdoors!
After all, how much do you think you know about what National Trust rangers here in the Peak District do? Yes, they work to protect and preserve our countryside, but you might not be so familiar with what it is their job actually entails.
Well, for World Ranger Day, you’ll have the chance to get up close and personal with a modern countryside ranger and find out for yourself. There will be various demonstrations showcasing the work that they do, aimed at people of all ages, making for a great family day out.
Its also perfect if you’re seeking out some great things to do on a budget this summer break as admission is completely free.
You will be able to get involved in planting wild flowers in meadows and turn your hand to dry stone walling. You’ll also get the chance to be involved in some of the more dangerous elements that can crop up for countryside rangers, such as carrying the load of wall filled backpacks used for putting out fires on the moorlands.
It will also be a great for inspiring the next generation of park rangers. National trust ranger Lucy Holmes spoke to the Buxton Advertiser and said that “It makes you see the landscape through different eyes, and refreshes your appreciation for the beauty of where you work.”
Rangers who work across the Peak District also receive great help with the daily tasks they face from over 200 volunteers – so let’s not forget to celebrate them this World Ranger Day too!