Countryside Ranger Service

The Countryside Ranger Service works for a biodiverse, best value and socially inclusive future for all the city's countryside resources. We work in partnership to offer quality environmental education and recreational opportunities for all. We:

  • Manage countryside sites throughout the city including local nature reserves and Sites of Special Scientific Interest. 
  • Promote biodiversity in the city. 
  • Offer educational opportunities for people of all ages and abilities. 
  • Work with volunteers on conservation and site maintenance.
  • Run an exciting outdoor events programme. You can download the full programme below: 

Outdoor education

We can facilitate outdoor learning sessions for your class or group on a wide range of topics, helping to learn about your local environment, biodiversity and conservation. We’ll lead environmental educational visits to any of our countryside sites.

Popular subjects include pond dipping, minibeast hunts, shelter building and tree study, however we will consider all suggestions and aim to tailor the session to your requirements. We can also help facilitate the John Muir Award and Duke of Edinburgh activities, as well as fieldwork for older year groups.

Ranger-led activities are free of charge for school groups doing curriculum based studies or conservation activities. There is a charge for other activities, please contact us for more details.

Volunteer opportunities

We rely on volunteers to help us manage Aberdeen's green spaces, completing tasks that just wouldn’t be possible otherwise.

We regularly work with organisations from Aberdeen and further afield offering corporate volunteering events and away days helping fulfil not only corporate responsibility goals but also build a happier and more cohesive workforce.

We have a regular group of Volunteer Rangers who take part in practical conservation and maintenance activities across our sites. This varies seasonally but can include path work, invasive species removal and site furniture repairs.

We also run practical conservation days on Saturdays throughout the year which are open to the public. Please see our events programme above for more information.

If you would like more information on any aspect of Ranger Service or volunteering please get in touch.

Contact details

If you have an enquiry, please contact the Countryside Ranger Service on the telephone number or email address provided below.

Aberdeen City Council Countryside Ranger Service
Groats Road Pavilion
Groats Road
AB15 8BE

01224 326429

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