HUGS Launch a Wildlife Walk

HUGS were at the Hagbourne Produce Show last month (socially distanced in the car park) to ask villagers what sustainable activities they’d be interested in. Popular suggestions included tree planting, a repair cafe, a pop-up refill station and wilding of verges and other areas. We’ll be working on making these happen.
We also attended September’s Upton Parish Council meeting to propose ways to keep the village green and low-carbon.

Village Wildlife Walk
We’re pleased to launch a wildlife walk in celebration of the beautiful landscape we live in. It’s a 2 mile circular route connecting the 3 villages along footpaths and the cycle track. It’s mainly metalled path so will be great for autumnal and wintery walks as well as spring and summer.
A printable map and directions are at
As locals, you’ve probably enjoyed the scenery and wildlife on parts or all of the route already. There are several hidden gems including the Hagbourne cemetery wildflower meadow (in summer) and Mowbray Fields Nature Reserve. There’s a top 10 wildlife spotting list for kids too.
We’ve walked the route with Steve Gozdz of Goring Gap Wildlife Walks, who’s offering guided tours of the route and has described it as a ‘haven of wildlife to be discovered.’
We’d be delighted to see any pictures you take and to hear about wildlife you find along the way.
The HUGS Team