Help a hedgehog

Hedgehog in autumn leaves. Photo Tom MarshallHedgehog in autumn leaves - Photo Tom Marshall

Hedgehogs are in trouble – research by People’s Trust for Endangered Species shows that hedgehogs have declined by 30% in the last 10 years alone and there are now thought to be fewer than one million left in the UK.

Have you found a hedgehog in distress?

Visit our Hedgehog rescue in Cumbria page

How to build a hedgehog a home in your garden 

Click the image to enlarge for an easy guide to making your hedgehog home:

  Make a hedgehog house

Hedgehogs will be really glad to find shelters like this in Autumn before cold winter arrives.

You will be giving them a cozy safe haven where they can happily hibernate until spring,

Alternatively, why not consider buying a pre-made Hedgehog home from our friends at Vine House Farm? Hogilo Hedghog House  Hedgehog Home with Camera

Wild About Gardens Hedgehog Guide - Download yours here

Get creative for hedgehogs with our 16 page easy visual booklet to small steps you can take to help save a hedgehog. Download your Hedgehog Guide here  - it's jam packed with tips and helpful information on hedgehogs.

What do hedgehogs eat?

Hedgehogs eat a variety of insects, molluscs and other invertebrates, often switching from one food type to the other depending on the time
of year. How does your garden stack up as a hedgehog buffet? Go to page 10-11 of our Wild About Gardens Hedeghog Guide to see a checklist of Hedghog delicacies.

Reporting a hedgehog sighting #CumbriaHedgehogs

Hedgehogs are disappearing from our towns and countryside and we need your help to track them down.

Look at a map of where other people have seen hedgehogs in Cumbria  

View hedgehog sightings on a map