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.

Report a hedgehog sighting

Cumbria Wildlife Trust is concerned about the decline of hedgehogs and would like to know if you have seen a hedgehog in Cumbria.

Report your hedgehog sighting here

Have you found a hedgehog in distress?

Visit our Hedgehog rescue in Cumbria page

Where do hedgehogs sleep?

Hedgehogs ready for hibernation 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.

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

Buy a Hogilo Hedgehog House

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

Hedgehog Help Guide (PDF)

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? What should you feed a Hedgehog?

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 Hedeghog Help Guide to see a checklist of Hedgehog delicacies.

Reporting your 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 Cumbria sightings on a map