CLOSED - Mourne Youth Ranger 2018


Mourne Heritage Trust Youth Summer Scheme


Mourne Heritage Trust announces the launch of the 2018 Youth Ranger Scheme, a great opportunity for young people in Mourne to learn about their local natural heritage and get involved in practical tasks to protect it.

Now in its 13th year, the Mourne Youth Ranger Scheme offers 14-16 year olds the chance to learn about what it means to be a Ranger in the Mourne Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This is a great opportunity for young people in Mourne to get involved with the practical environmental work MHT undertakes to help maintain and protect the area and gain an understanding and appreciation of this special landscape.

The programme will offer the ‘Mourne Youth Rangers’ an intensive one week course of practical environmental work and will get participants actively engaged in activities which help to restore natural habitats while learning about the unique Mourne environment. The scheme is offered free of charge to the participants. The course will run from the 16th of July to the 20th of July 2018.

This year’s team will be engaging in a programme of activities mostly taking place in the mountains. This will include learning about mountain navigation, surveying vegetation, monitoring areas damaged by wildfire and repairing upland walking trails.

Alan Whitcroft, Co-ordinator for the Mourne Heritage Trust’s Volunteer Programme, said ‘we are very pleased that the John Muir Trust enable us to offer our Youth Rangers the John Muir Discovery Award for participation in this environmental activity’.

Please note that the numbers that we can take on the Youth Ranger Scheme are limited so we would urge those interested to download the application pack or request one by e-mail from or collect an application pack from our office at 19 Causeway Road, Newcastle and return the completed application as soon as possible, no later than the closing date of 6th July 2018.