Published: 7th APRIL 2021

Volunteer rangers, Cossington - Highbridge

Are you passionate about walking and cycling and would like to help look after the National Cycle Network in your area? We’re looking for volunteer rangers to help monitor and enhance a section of the National Cycle Network between Cossington and Highbridge as part of our friendly Mid Somerset volunteer group.

  • Role: National Cycle Network
  • Location: Cossington - Highbridge
  • Time commitment: Half a day per month
  • Type: Volunteer role
  • Closing date: Ongoing
  • Reference: 07042021

Across the UK our volunteer groups are giving time to support our work to make it easier for people to walk and cycle.

The Mid Somerset group looks after key sections of the National Cycle Network Routes 3 and 33 from Glastonbury and Burnham on Sea to the north and the Devon border at Greenham to the west.

Each ranger is allocated a section to maintain with group workdays taking place on some particularly overgrown sections of the path.

Why become a Sustrans volunteer?

Whether you enjoy being outdoors, are looking to meet new people or would like to look after walking and cycling routes in your community this role will provide you with these opportunities.

What does a Sustrans volunteer ranger do?

Our wonderful volunteer rangers:

  • attend group meetings, workdays and signing rides
  • check for missing or broken signs and replace them along the route
  • follow the signing guidance
  • carry out general tidy ups and clear back
  • remove encroaching vegetation
  • look after any artwork or mileposts on your route
  • work alongside other partner organisations to achieve common goals
  • monitor local planning applications for opportunities to improve the provision for cycling and walking within the area.

What we're looking for

We're looking for people who:

  • are self-motivated to carry out tasks independently, once directed
  • are practical and enjoy being outdoors
  • work well within a team
  • live close to or walk/cycle regularly along the allocated section of the route
  • have good attention to detail.

Time commitment

  • You will need to check your section of the route at least once a month.
  • A half-day initially to attend induction and activity-specific training.
  • Attend up to 4 group meetings per year (usually in the evening) to keep up-to-date with local developments.
  • One to two days per year to attend training events.

Training and support offered

  • You’ll receive our volunteer handbook and have access to our online Sustrans volunteer learning platform.
  • Access to an online community to find support from other Rangers throughout the UK.
  • Sustrans volunteer meet-ups to network, get updates and training.

For more information about this role please contact Adam Jukes, Volunteer Coordinator, on or call 0117 915 0208

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