The East Hagbourne scarecrow trail is back after a year’s absence. Running until 11 July, the trail is a great way to spend an hour or two, particularly if you combine it with cake and tea from the church.
The scarecrow trail usually runs for a week around May half-term but this year it’s later and longer!
This year’s theme is Going Green. The scarecrows are split into two distinct interpretations of the theme; one focusing on environmental messages and the other green coloured characters.
Trail maps cost £1 and are available from the Fleur and the village shop. Each map allows you to vote for your favourite scarecrow; the winner receives a cup. There’s also a cup for the most environmentally friendly scarecrow.
If you’re visiting on a Sunday afternoon do pop into the church as they’re offering afternoon tea and cake from 3-5pm.
As in previous years the money raised goes to St Anne’s hospital in Liuli, Tanzania.
The residents of Fieldside have co-ordinated their scarecrows to create a wildlife sanctuary themed entry. Every house has an animal themed entry, along with info about the creatures they’ve displayed.
I particularly liked the hedgehogs and the elephant. If you visit the trail let me know your favourite!