THE SENIOR Ranger at the Deadwater Valley Trust is heading for pastures new after 13 memorable years.

Jamie Cummins has said ‘Hywl fawr’ to East Hampshire as he’s moving with his family to a smallholding in North Wales.

His DVT career was prompted by a “mid-life crisis” which saw Jamie leave his job in mechanical engineering to retrain and follow his passion for the great outdoors.

He has progressed from being one of two rangers to leading a team of six and heading a large army of volunteers.

Jamie’s dedication and sense of humour have resulted in great relationships with local schools and a legacy on the eastern side of Bordon.

His last project to pass the finish line was the regeneration of Knox Pond, with Jamie determined to complete the ongoing project if it’s last thing he does.

Dredging and habitat improvement work took place last year while the programme for spring includes new dipping platforms and replacement pathways.

“Jamie’s tenacious form filing and persistence made this project possible and local people will be able to benefit when the works are completed,” said Julie Reid, community wildlife ranger.

Trustees, volunteers, group members and staff past and present came together to wish Jamie well on his last day.

Jamie’s safety boots will be filled by Rebekah Searle who has been with the Trust since 2021 with another countryside ranger set to join the DVT this month.