Sustrans volunteer ranger (Trans Pennine Trail) in Warrington, Halton and Merseyside East



Our volunteers in Warrington and Widnes could do with an extra pair of hands helping them look after National Route 62 which is part of the coast to coast Trans Pennine Trail (TPT) route.

The area of the group covers is from the River Bollin at Heatley (Lymm) to the Speke boundary at Hale.

As a volunteer ranger on the TPT you will be volunteering and helping to maintain the UK’s favorite long distance National Cycle Network route as voted for in 2015.

You will receive support and direction from the local volunteer group co-ordinator, Sustrans volunteer co-ordinator and the TPT project officer.

Summary of activities

The activities you can get involved with are:

  • carrying out regular route checks. This includes sign and surface checks
  • passing on feedback about the route from trail users that you meet to the Group Co-ordinator and TPT Office for action by the local authorities
  • carry out general tidy ups and clear back encroaching vegetation
  • attend group workdays and signing rides
  • look after any artwork or mileposts on your route
  • help promote the Sustrans and the Trans Pennine Trail through local shows and events
  • check for missing or broken signs and replace
  • follow the signing guidance

As a member of the group you will have access to the group plan. You will be able to suggest activities to go on to the group plan.

You can also select what activities you wish to carry out from the plan. Some of the activities on the plan can be carried out on an individual basis or as part of a small team from the group.

Skills required

As a volunteer you should be self-motivated, enthusiastic and be able to carry out the activities independently once directed. You'll also:

  • work well as a part of a team.
  • live close to or travel regularly along your chosen or preferred section of route.
  • be patient and have a sense of humor
  • a love of the great outdoors will also help!

Time commitment

Depending on the time you have available all we ask is regular trips on the Trail and report back any problems that you may find. This could be once a week or every two weeks or once a month it is up to you.

The group also hold regular meetings to review the route, the group plan and to keep the volunteers up-to-date with local developments. They would love to see you there.

Training and support offered

You will have the opportunity to attend your Sustrans annual regional or national volunteer day which will include valuable Sustrans updates, networking opportunities with others and provide core skill training.

You'll receive central communications to support you in your role and can join our online community to find support in other volunteers.

The volunteer group co-ordinator, Sustrans volunteer co-ordinator, Network development manager and Trans Pennine Trail office will provide support for you to carry out your role.

Safeguarding children, young people and adults at risk

Our Safeguarding Statement sets out Sustrans’ organisational commitment to safeguarding best practice.

Find out more about the role

For more information about this role please contact Abigail Pound, Sustrans North Volunteer Co-ordinator on [email protected] or call 0161 923 6050.

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

To apply for this vacancy, please complete and return a volunteer application form and equal opportunities form.

Please download a pdf version if you wish to print and post your application form back to us.