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Secrets of the River – Early morning walk

Saturday 30 June  6:30am      St Lawrence’s Church

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

Followed by a delicious fried breakfast cooked by the 1st Hungerford Brownies in the Croft Hall at 8.00am

Please note that the walk is free and no ticket is required– the tickets you can buy are for the breakfast (which is optional!)

Meet at St Lawrence’s Church. Wellies advisable. Sorry, no dogs.

Tickets available online with no additional booking fee.
Tickets also available from the Box Office (Newbury Building Society, Hungerford) and by telephone (01488683667)

Go Batty Walk

Tuesday 3 July  8:45pm      Eddington Marsh

Dave Endacott from Oxfordshire Bat Group will introduce some live bats before leading a stroll along the river on Eddington Marsh to see and hear various species of bats with the aid of high-powered torches and bat detectors.

This is a very popular event run by the Town & Manor of Hungerford and numbers are limited.

Wear suitable footwear and bring a torch. Meet in the fisherman’s car park opposite the Shell garage on the A4, Hungerford. Sorry, no dogs.

Tickets are currently either ‘SOLD OUT’ or down to the last few.
Please check back – in case some tickets are returned for sale online.

Eddington Marsh Walk

Thursday 5 July  7:30pm      Eddington Marsh

Landscape, History and Wildlife Walk

Join the wildlife team and the Town & Manor of Hungerford for a one-off opportunity this year to walk around the marsh, a fascinating and ancient area managed for farming and wildlife.

Meet in the fisherman’s car park opposite the Shell garage on the A4. Wellies are advisable. Sorry, no dogs.

Free entry – no ticket required

Summer Wildfowers Walk

Thursday 12 July  6:00pm      St Lawrence’s Church

Hungerford and Freeman’s Marshes are protected sites and home to a wide variety of habitats supporting an abundance of plants.

Lois Pihlens will guide you around these special areas and help you identify flowers such as southern marsh orchids, ragged robin, wild angelica. Hear also how the Town & Manor of Hungerford is conserving these areas for future generations with help from Natural England.

Meet at St Lawrence’s Church. Sorry, no dogs.

Free entry – no ticket required