Kirtlington Hedgehog Street

Kirtlington Hedgehog Street is connecting gardens in Kirtlington village, Oxfordshire to give hedgehogs enough space to breed and to help keep them off the roads.  This is run by the Kirtlington Wildlife and Conservation Society (KWACS) and is part of the national UK Hedgehog Street campaign.

60 properties in the village are connected
c. 16 acres of gardens are included
The village pub, school and church are all connected

The national Hedgehog Street organisation has told KWACS that Kirtlington has one of the biggest Hedgehog Streets in the country! 

To make sure hedgehogs can pass from one garden to the next, all it needs is a CD sized hole in the fence or wall.  KWACS has gone a little further and built various structures to help them move around including, what we believe, is the world's first ever hedgehog staircase.

To learn more, see our web page here that has lots of photos and links to:
- a great article published on us in the UK national press,
- coverage of our work on BBC TV news,
- some research papers on our hedgehogs,
- how we are very happy to support other communities, and
- a video of one our hedgehogs that went viral and has been viewed over 45,000 times.

All donations to the KWACS Hedge Fund will go directly to enlarging Kirtlington Hedgehog Street or supporting other communities start their own hedgehog street.

  • Stephen Powles 
    • £26 
    • 3 mos
  • Felix De Rosen 
    • £60 
    • 9 mos
  • Nicolette Deplazes 
    • £20 
    • 10 mos
  • Gail Kinney 
    • £25 
    • 14 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • £50 
    • 15 mos
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Chris Powles 
Shipton-on-Cherwell, ENG