Chance to become a towpath ranger

Five Weirs walk and Sheffield Canal, by Keith Bown, Sothall
Five Weirs walk and Sheffield Canal, by Keith Bown, Sothall
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Here’s a chance to indulge an interest, stay fit and healthy in the great outdoors, and provide a valuable service to visitors.

Volunteers who would like to help make the historic Sheffield and Tinsley Canal a cleaner, more welcoming place to visit, are sought by a charity.

The Canal and River Trust is keen to hear from anyone who is interested in helping out as a towpath ranger on the canal that runs through Sheffield.

The rangers will help to keep on top of litter, advise visitors on the best local pubs, shops and walks, and make a note of any maintenance issues for the Trust’s engineers.

Rangers will cover two main areas, from Victoria Quays to Tinsley Marina, and from Meadowhall to Ickles Lock. They will be encouraged to get out on to their stretch regularly, either on a bike or by foot, whichever is preferable.

Becca Dent, volunteer coordinator for the Canal and River Trust, said: “The towpath rangers will play an invaluable role on the canal, helping to make sure that it’s looking its best as well as welcoming visitors and sharing their local knowledge.

“The rangers will cover a four-mile stretch of the canal so it’s a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, stay active and really make a difference to your local community.

“If you’re self-motivated, organised and enjoy meeting people then we’d love to hear from you.”

Full training is provided for rangers and people of all ages and experiences are encouraged to apply.

For more information about the opportunities contact Becca.dent@canalrivertrust.org.uk.

The Canal and River Trust charity cares for over 2,000 miles of waterways across England and Wales,

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