Britain’s Biggest Hedgehog Street winners
3rd October 2022
This summer we launched a competition to find the street with the most gardens connected via hedgehog highways! We’ve been overwhelmed to see so many fantastic entries from all corners of Britain, showing what you’ve all been doing to raise awareness, engage with neighbours and create vital access routes.
We’re now delighted to announce the winners of Britain’s Biggest Hedgehog Street. We have an overall winner, plus two extra prize categories for youngsters and community effort. Read on to find out more.
Overall winner: Dale Road, Keyworth
The overall Britain’s Biggest Hedgehog Street winner is Dale Road in the village of Keyworth in Nottinghamshire, with over 40 hedgehog highways. These highways have connected over 30 gardens on Dale Road, as well as linking to neighbouring streets. Efforts have been led by local group Wild Things Keyworth and its founder Jenni, with the help of Dale Road resident Rachel. Dale Road have received a special commemorative plaque to honour their win!
Young Hog Heroes
We’re awarding 1st Goostrey Cubs an award for being ‘Young Hog Heroes’. The north-west based group have been exploring habitats to see which features are helpful, and have been playing hedgehog games to learn more. They then made some colourful hedgehog signs to encourage neighbours of the scout hut to link up gardens for hedgehogs. Our Young Hog Heroes are now planting a hedgerow at the back of the scout hut and have made a homemade hedgehog house.
Congratulations 1st Goostrey Cubs!
Community Hog Heroes
The village of Alvechurch in Worcestershire have been raising awareness of hedgehogs and how to help them at local events, including a community picnic pictured below. The group have also surveyed local residents about hedgehogs sightings to build a picture of hedgehog distribution across the village.