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The Ranger Service

Our Parks and Countryside Ranger Service is based at the Visitor Centre at Beacon Country Park, Upholland. There is also a  Ranger Office in Coronation Park, Ormskirk.

For general enquiries about any of our sites please contact the Rangers' office using beacon.park@westlancs.gov.uk or by telephoning 01695 622794.

For information on school visits to any of our sites, please contact Anne Faulkner: Tel 01695 570258 or email anne.faulkner@westlancs.gov.uk

The team 

Head Ranger: Dan Massey
Email: daniel.massey@westlancs.gov.uk

Countryside Rangers: Ben Basson and Chris Horsfall
Email: ben.basson@westlancs.gov.uk, chris.horsfall@westlancs.gov.uk

Park Ranger: Ann Faulkner
Email: anne.faulkner@westlancs.gov.uk

There is also a small team of assistant rangers who join the team at busy periods throughout the year and a dedicated team of hard working volunteers from the local community.

What we do

Rangers work with other departments across the council and local conservation groups to co-ordinate the management of our 10 countryside parks and three urban parks.

A Ranger's role is very varied. Work focuses on making sure that sites are safe, secure and well maintained, and that they strike a good balance of conservation, education and recreation.

Duties include:

  • event and visitor services
  • regular site patrols
  • habitat creation and management
  • access management and improvements
  • heritage and wildlife conservation
  • environmental education 
  • community outreach and involvement




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Steve Kent

Operations Manager


01695 585169

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