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Hedgehog friendly fencing - Hedgehog Street / PTES

hedgehog poking it's head through a hedgehog highway gap in fencing
Christopher Morgan

Join our nationwide call for fencing companies to help hedgehogs

This summer we need your help as we ask fencing companies to offer pre-made hedgehog highway products.

Hedgehogs can travel 2km in a single night as they search for food and shelter, but sadly our garden fences and walls limit their movement. Small 13cm square hedgehog highways through fences allow hedgehogs into our gardens, and are a vital way to safeguard the future of the species.

The fencing industry

In recent years we’ve worked with householders, ecologists and developers to install hedgehog highways and raise awareness of their importance. And now, we’re inviting fencing companies to get involved.

Some fencing manufacturers and suppliers already offer hedgehog friendly options such as gravelboards with ready-made hedgehog highway. This is fantastic news for hedgehogs, and we’d love to see more fencing companies offering such products, and raising awareness of them with customers. 

Examples of hedgehog friendly gravel boards can be viewed below, and are currently offered by national companies including Jacksons and Birkdale, but check our list of companies to see more.


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Posted On: 17/07/2023

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