Clyde Muirshiel’s Ranger Service works in teams based at each of our three Visitor Centres. They are involved in the day to day running of each site – giving advice on the Access Code, providing blogs, running and hosting events and volunteer activities, upholding the Regional Park aims through the conservation of wildlife and natural habitats, wildlife recording and environmental education as well as contributing to numerous Projects & Partnerships
Please do not hesitate to contact our Ranger Service with any queries you may have.
Countryside Rangers in Clyde Muirshiel uphold and advise visitors about the Scottish Outdoor Access Code. This is done through Environmental Education not just in schools but through interaction with visitors in our visitor centres and at various information points across the Regional Park. Some of our Events also help promote the Code such as our Pawsitive Action Days.
All kinds of learners are supported at Clyde Muirshiel by our Countryside Rangers and this is one of the main services we can provide. Education by the Ranger Service is free and can take place at either one of our Park Sites or at your place of learning. Topics and activities that we cover are very diverse and flexible so please contact us to discuss your requirements.
Find out about activities such as the Cample Burn Juniper Restoration Project near Muirshiel, Semple Trail access and restoration at Castle Semple, Woodland Plans in collaboration with the Forestry Commission, Health Walks and Wildlife on Camera opportunities throughout the Regional Park.
Our Countryside Rangers provide lots of different volunteer opportunities for groups and individuals. For example there are conservation tasks – like tree planting and alien species removal, wildlife monitoring opportunities and work experience programmes.
The Regional Park is home to lots of different wildlife including birds such as the Hen Harrier, Buzzard, Raven, Swallow, Swan and Ducks. In the woods there are often roe deer, brown hare and stoat. In spring and summer minibeasts such as butterflies and dragonflies are often seen over the ponds and open water.
Every season brings new wildlife watching opportunities or you can help our wildlife recording and survey activities.
There are lots of opportunities for recording wildlife, the Countryside Rangers give priority to species in the Local Biodiversity Action Plans such as Hen Harriers and Voles and keep general observation records – if you do come across anything interesting please let us know as we contribute to area records. We can provide species lists.