When I was younger I was a Wildlife Ranger at Langdon Hills Nature Reserve. I started going to the sessions, when I was about 7 or 8 years old, to meet new people, and later my best friend started to come along with me too. At Wildlife Rangers, we spent time around the nature reserve, learning about the flora and fauna and how to look after them, we also did a lot of activities themed to the seasons such as building bird boxes and a Halloween party. We weren’t allowed outside without our wellies as we often came back very muddy and messy. We’d put them in the little back room by the door with our lunch boxes ready to change into them once everyone had arrived. One of the memories that stands out most for me is the time we were taught how to build a tent from a tarpaulin sheet and rope strung between the trees in amongst the bluebells. Then for lunch we cooked jacket potatoes on the bonfire. After each session, me and my friend would look around the gift shop and buy a little treat like a tiny fuzzy dog keyring, fool’s gold and amethyst stones, scoubidous or an ice cream.
Landscape Character Area
Langdon Hills and Farmland