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National park in rangers call

Posted 20 September 2010
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The Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park is seeking volunteer rangers to supplement its full-time staff.

People who are well-equipped with walking boots and fleeces may be among those who could be interested in the work, which convenor of the park authority Mike Cantlay said involves being available for at least two days each month.

He stated: "We have the largest professional ranger service in Scotland but with an area covering over 720 square miles, we need volunteer rangers to support us in achieving even more."

Training will begin in the new year and the new recruits will be in action from April 2011.

Visitors to the national park who want to go walking may wish to pick up some walking gear at the Go Outdoor stores in nearby towns of Clydebank or Coatbridge.

As well as containing the largest lake by surface area in Great Britain from which it takes half its name, the national park contains a number of Munros, including the southernmost of the 283 3,000 ft-plus peaks, Ben Lomond.

Posted by Dan Mirza