Published: 24th JANUARY 2022

Volunteer Ranger, Kirkburton Spur (TPT)

We're looking for an extra pair of hands to help look after Route 627 Kirkburton Spur of TPT between Kirkburton to Millhouse Green via Shepley. It's a 13 mile mainly off-road route linking Kirkburton to the Trans Pennine Trail at Mill House Green.

  • Role: National Cycle Network
  • Location: National Cycle Network
  • Time commitment: Approximately one day per month
  • Type: Volunteer role
  • Closing date: Ongoing
  • Reference: 16122020

Why become a Sustrans volunteer?

From sprucing up the National Cycle Network, enhancing biodiversity along the routes, leading walks and rides, to supporting communities to improve their air quality - our volunteers carry out a huge range of activities.

Sustrans volunteer rangers are our eyes and ears on the National Cycle Network. As well as helping to promote Sustrans and inspire others to use their local routes, they also keep an eye out for bigger issues or hazards on the path so we can help to get these repaired.

Whats does a volunteer ranger do?

As a Ranger, you will be expected to carry out agreed tasks from your local volunteer group plan. Some tasks can be organised by the whole group.

Your tasks may include:

  • checking for missing or broken signs
  • following the signing guidance set out by Sustrans, TPT and local landowners
  • carrying out general tidy ups and clearing back encroaching vegetation
  • reporting any issues to your Volunteer Coordinator and the Trans Pennine Trail office
  • attending group workdays and signing rides
  • looking after any artwork or mileposts on your route
  • habitat management to improve the routes for wildlife.

What we're looking for

We're looking for people who:

  • are self-motivated to carry out tasks independently once directed
  • work well within a team
  • lives close to or travels regularly along your allocated section of the route by sustainable transport
  • have good communication skills
  • are able to work with a diverse range of people and committed to Sustrans' mission.

Time commitment

Ideally, your section of the route needs to be checked once a month and any issues reported to your group coordinator.

Attendance at other organised activities as they arise.

Training and support offered

  • An initial induction session.
  • Support and direction from the Sustrans volunteer coordinator, Network development manager along with the Trans Pennine Trail Office.
  • Training courses.
  • Networking opportunities.
  • You will receive central communications to support you in your role.
  • Access to the online community of volunteers.
  • Health and safety guidelines and simple risk assessments will be provided.

For more information about this role please contact Liz Edwards, Sustrans North West Volunteer Coordinator, on

To find out more about the Trans Pennine Trail head to the TPT website. You can also contact the TPT office on or call 01226 772 574.

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Sustrans is committed to representing the diverse communities we work with, and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds. We value equality and inclusiveness and believe that a diverse organisation brings with it a diversity of ideas and ways of working which strengthens everything we do.

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