How to create a hedgehog hole

How to create a hedgehog hole

Help hedgehogs get around by making holes and access points in fences and barriers to link up the gardens in your neighbourhood.

Hedgehogs need to be able to roam far and wide in search of food, mates and nesting sites - the average hedgehog roams 2km a night! Get together with your neighbours to make a hole in your fence or dig a channel beneath garden boundaries to connect your gardens.

Hog hole kit

You will need:

A fence panel



Coping saw


Your neighbours' cooperation! Keep an eye out for neighbours doing work on their gardens, or using fencing contractors - this is the perfect opportunity to get a hedgehog hole put in!

Hog hole step 2

Step 2

Measure and mark a 13cm x 13cm hole at the bottom of the panel

Hog hole step 3

Step 3

Using the coping saw, cut out the marked hole.

Step 4 

If there are very rough edges, use sandpaper to smooth them down


Step 5

Put your fence panel back. Your hedgehog highway is now open for business!

Why not build a hedgehog home in your garden? This will encourage them to stay, giving them a safe place to hibernate over winter.