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River Walk: Secrets of the River

Saturday 29 June  6:30 - 8:00am      Freeman's Marsh

Join Rob Starr, River Keeper for the Town & Manor of Hungerford on an exploration of the River Dun. The river is a chalk stream which is a globally rare habitat abundant with wildlife. Rob will spot and talk about wild brown trout, grayling and go river dipping for bullhead and a fascinating variety of invertebrates including caddis and freshwater shrimp.

Go Batty Walk

Tuesday 2 July  8:45pm      Eddington Marsh

Join us for a fascinating evening all about bats led by Dave Endacott from Oxfordshire Bat Group. We will meet some live bats and then take a stroll along the river on Eddington Marsh to see and hear various species of bats using high powered torches and bat detectors.

This is a very popular event run by the Town & Manor of Hungerford and numbers are limited so please ensure you get your ticket. Wear warm clothing, suitable footwear and bring a torch.

Meet in the fisherman’s car park opposite the Shell garage on the A4, Hungerford.

Eddington Marsh: Landscape, history and wildlife walk

Thursday 4 July  7:30pm      Eddington Marsh

Join the wildlife team of the Town & Manor of Hungerford for a one-off opportunity this year to walk around the marsh. The marsh is a fascinating place for rare wildlife and we will get to know the birds, see the wildflowers and abundant river life on this ancient area managed for farming and wildlife.

Meet in the fisherman’s car park opposite the Shell garage on the A4. Boots or wellies are advisable.

Farncombe Farm Visit

Wednesday 10 July  6:30pm      Farncombe Farm

Come and join us for a walk around a wonderful conservation farm just outside Lambourn, in the heart of the North Wessex Downs.

This family run farm dating from the early 1900’s became a conservation farm sixteen years ago. Old fashioned grass varieties were planted, and since then farmed without the use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides. Their chalk grassland supports a huge diversity of flowers, butterflies and moths. Winter bird feeding plots help maintain the wild bird diversity.

They also have a breeding herd of Traditional Hereford cattle and a flock of award winning Welsh badger-faced mountain sheep.

Burgers for sale at the finish in aid of James Ballantyne Memorial Fund


A Walk around Historic Hungerford led by Hugh and Lois Pihlens

Thursday 11 July  6:00 - 7:30pm      Town Hall Steps

A guided walk (lasting 60-90 minutes) exploring some of this historic town’s hidden gems and features of special interest.

Meet at Town Hall steps 6pm