Rangers pass on their country skills

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Countryside rangers in Doncaster have passed on some of their knowledge to 50 volunteers from across the UK.

The volunteers, from Kingswood Outdoor Education and Activity Centres, spent the day with three of Doncaster Council’s countryside rangers to support their work and learn new skills of the outdoors.

The company provides learning through experience for young people and has an education and adventure centre at Dearne Valley.

Coun Cynthia Ransome, Cabinet Member for Environmental Protection, said: “Our woodlands and countryside team members have a wealth of knowledge and this visit highlights the demand for their traditional countryside skills.

“We really value the work volunteers do and hope they get a lot out of working with us.”

The visitors learned about hedge-laying and about coppicing, a traditional method of creating new tree growth from stumps.