Category Archives: Rangers

Bridge Over Troubled Waters!


Okehampton Walk and Talk Group approached me regarding an obstacle that was preventing the group from enjoying one of their favourite walks in the Okehampton area and asking if I could do anything about it. Unbeknown to me, an unusual downpour … Continue reading

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Inspirational Ramble!


I have just helped guide, 20 disabled ramblers around the old Loop Road near Okehampton.  It’s definitely been a very worthwhile and inspirational day for me and I congratulate everyone involved. I had been approached by the Devon representative, Peter … Continue reading

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Back on the Rails!


At the end of March, it was reported that Manga Rails on the River Teign had become damaged and two of the lower rails were now missing. The purpose of this granite and metal structure is primarily to keep animals … Continue reading

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Face-lift for Cranmere Pool Letterbox!


Having replaced the capping stone to the outer box last year, the metal door was is need of a fresh coat of paint. It’s likely that this hadn’t been done for over 40 years, so it was definitely time for … Continue reading

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Ranger Ralphers get creative at Lydford Gorge


On Sunday 1st December, Ranger Ralphers got together  for a fantastic morning and afternoon making Nature’s Decorations. The event was jointly hosted with the National Trust at Lydford Gorge. Members were able to make lots of things to decorate their … Continue reading

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New ‘hat’ for Cranmere Pool Letterbox!


The home for Cranmere Pool’s letterbox has just be repaired after 43 years of being out in all weathers! The capping stone, made from a reinforced concrete slab, was loose and broken in several places so a suitable replacement was required. A new capping … Continue reading

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End of an Era!


Its official! The fleet of Ranger vehicles has changed colour! Since the mid seventies, Rangers’ vehicles have been painted two-tone green; Coniston green as a base colour with a lighter green added to the top section of the vehicle. This complimented the … Continue reading

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Teign Valley Woodlands – update on access


The five year permissive access agreement between the owners of the Teign Valley Woodlands and Dartmoor National Park Authority ended in March 2013.  The present owners of the woodlands have indicated that they do not wish to enter into a … Continue reading

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A Ghoulish Halloween at Burrator


October 31st 2012   Wow what a fantastic night!– probably our best Halloween event ever!  A massive thank you to the South West Lakes Trust  – Neil Reeves and his volunteers who joined forces with us to produce a partnership event … Continue reading

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South West Ranger Forum in Teignbridge


The annual meeting of the South West Ranger Forum (SWRF), which is open to all countryside staff in the South West region, has just had its most successful event yet! 57 countryside staff, representing 20 different organisations, enjoyed an excellent day organised this … Continue reading

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