Wildlife & Conservation

Hungerford Wildlife Conservation

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 400 acres of land, 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.

The Fishery

The Hungerford fishery comprises five miles of excellent private fishing along the chalk streams of the River Kennet and River ...
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Mute swans with young cygnets on their nest on the river bank, Town and Manor of Hungerford

Wildlife & Conservation

One of our most important roles is caring for large stretches of land and rivers, rich in natural wildlife and ...
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Hungerford Common, with narrow worn path, and views across open grassland to mature trees and grazing cows

Working with Natural England

The Town & Manor works closely with Natural England regarding Commons and Land Management. The photo shows Natural England Officer ...
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Freemans marsh with nesting swans and cygnets

Freeman’s Marsh 2012 Bird Nesting Season

Freeman's Marsh 2012 bird nesting season It's now several years since the Trustees of the Town & Manor of Hungerford launched ...
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Kingfisher photographed by Hugh Pihlens

Bird Ringing

Come and see a demonstration of bird ringing in Freeman’s Marsh. Wildlife is one of the key aspects of the ...
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