One of our most important roles is caring for large stretches of land and rivers, rich in natural wildlife and biodiversity.
The Town & Manor of Hungerford is the guardian and protector of 140 hectares of land (about 350 acres), 5.3 miles of river and 3.2 miles of canal, which include: Hungerford Common, about 200 acres, Freeman’s Marsh, about 90 acres, Harvey’s Meadow, about 30 acres, Hungerford Marsh Nature Reserve 28 acres, stretches of the rivers Kennet and Dun and sections of the Kennet & Avon Canal.
A key aspect of the management of these special areas is to encourage natural wildlife habitat. At the Town & Manor we work hard to look after these environments, to respect and protect them for the future.
We see ourselves not as owners, but as guardians of this ancient and remarkable area, and work hard to ensure the careful management of these areas, encouraging natural habitats, monitoring wildlife and maintaining the health of the environment, for today and for the future.
Why not join one of our expert-led walks or trailer rides to find out more about the local area, and our conservation projects.
Find out more in Things To Do. Or feel free to wander around some of our beautiful local countryside, and see what wildlife you can spot.