Each day our Ranger Team will provide a range of exciting outdoor activities and challenges:
Monday 29th July: Meet the Ranger Team
This session is offered as an additional day to those who book four sessions.
A fun introduction to Northumberland National Park including a guided tour of The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre. Participants will learn about the John Muir Discover Award and the challenges involved. After lunch, join our National Trail Rangers on an exploration of Hadrian’s Wall.
Tuesday 30th July: Habitats at Greenlee Lough
Participants will visit Greenlee Lough Nature Reserve where they will see the reptiles, birds and mammals that live in this habitat, and learn how these creatures are adapted to live there.
Wednesday 31st July: Walltown Grassblade Jungle
Take a guided tour of Walltown and explore the nature trails and habitats there. Participants will discover the multitude of minibeasts that live in the grass and flowers all over the National Park. Children will also help the Rangers conduct species surveys and learn how lichen acts as a clean indicator around the site.
Thursday 1st August: Mammal Monitoring
Participants will assist the Rangers in finding out which mice, shrews and voles are living around The Sill. They will use special traps to collect small mammals before weighing and measuring them. They will also learn how make and install bird and bat boxes which the Rangers use in their conservation work to protect species in the National Park.
Friday 2nd August: Maps and Navigation
Learn the skills required by National Park Rangers to explore our unique landscape. Participants will receive an Introduction to Navigation and learn valuable map reading skills. In the afternoon they will meet our GIS Officer and learn how the National Park use drone to create detailed maps.