Meet the rangers

Our countryside rangers manage the country parks and countryside sites for everyone to enjoy.

The rangers perform a wide variety of management duties in the parks including helping visitors with enquiries, carrying out practical estate work, conservation work, environmental education and organising events and activities.

We aim to have a ranger attending a country park every day during normal working hours (except Christmas Day). The rangers regularly patrol all of our country parks.  These patrols help them to monitor any maintenance problems and provide an efficient response to any issues.

The presence of rangers in their familiar and distinctive uniform can be a very reassuring sight for visitors to the countryside. We hope that knowing a ranger is about every day will encourage everyone to visit the parks with confidence.

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  • Debbie Samwell - Senior Ranger Debbie Samwell - Senior Ranger

    Debbie joined Northamptonshire’s Countryside Service team in December 2013 as Senior Ranger for Brixworth Country Park and Brampton Valley Way. Her journey to this role has followed a varied and winding path!

    She had two passions growing up, wildlife and countryside, and art; as a teen Debbie often combined the two by drawing on walks around Sywell Country Park. Her education focused on art, while the great outdoors remained a personal passion. Following the completion of her theatre degree, Debbie secured a role as a ranger in Surrey. This reawakened her first passion for parks and the countryside, and is where she realised her true vocation. Since then, Debbie has worked in a wide range of customer service, sales and hospitality roles, and as a ranger at Delapre Abbey, Northampton. She also volunteered for the Wildlife Trust BCN in Northamptonshire on their wildlife sites, learning a range of new conservation skills for her personal development.

  • Morgan Ravine - Ranger Morgan Ravine - Ranger

    After GCSE's Morgan attended Moulton College where he gained a BTEC National Diploma in Countryside Management before moving on to Aberystwyth University, where he studied for a BSc in Countryside Conservation. After this, Morgan volunteered at Sywell Country Park on and off for a number of years before joining the team at Brixworth 2 and a half years ago.

Brixworth Country Park

Brixworth Country Park

about 4 days ago

Corporate Volunteer Day - Barclays

Another enthusiastic group from Barclays helped out in the Sensory Garden last week, cutting back vegetation and preparing the area for bigger works o...

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Brixworth Country Park

Brixworth Country Park

about 8 days ago

British Hedgehog Preservation Society

A cute little video with some useful tips to help hedgehogs thrive!

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Brixworth Country Park

Brixworth Country Park

about 15 days ago

National Trust Brecon Beacons and Monmouthshire

Good morning friends, I'm sure any of our regular visitors will remember our old ranger Morgan and will know of his move to the Brecon Beacons earlier...

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Brixworth Country Park

Brixworth Country Park

about 23 days ago

Pumpkin Carving

Join the rangers in the Woodpecker Room to carve your own Halloween pumpkin. £5 per pumpkin. Sessions will run from 10.30am to 12.00pm and 1.30p...

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Brixworth Country Park

Brixworth Country Park

about 23 days ago

Pumpkin Carving

Join the rangers in the Woodpecker Room to carve your own Halloween pumpkin. £5 per pumpkin. Sessions will run from 10.30am to 12.00pm and 1.30p...

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Brixworth Country Park

Brixworth Country Park

about 23 days ago

Xplorer Orienteering

Take part in this unique orienteering adventure. A family activity for all ages; help each other to find the clues and complete the course. Certi...

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