East Hagbourne scarecrow trail 2021

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!

Swampy scarecrow, East Hagbourne
Swampy scarecrow, East Hagbourne

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.

2021 East Hagbourne scarecrow trail
2021 East Hagbourne scarecrow trail

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.

2021 East Hagbourne scarecrow trail
2021 East Hagbourne scarecrow trail

If you’re visiting on a Sunday afternoon do pop into the church as they’re offering afternoon tea and cake from 3-5pm.

Knitted birds, East Hagbourne scarecrow trail
Knitted birds, East Hagbourne scarecrow trail

As in previous years the money raised goes to St Anne’s hospital in Liuli, Tanzania.

Fieldside scarecrows, East Hagbourne
Fieldside scarecrows, East Hagbourne

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.

Elephant, Fieldside, East Hagbourne
Elephant, Fieldside, East Hagbourne

I particularly liked the hedgehogs and the elephant. If you visit the trail let me know your favourite!

One Reply to “East Hagbourne scarecrow trail 2021”

  1. Great fun, and a good excuse for a wander around lovely East Hagbourne with its pretty cottages and gardens. We thought the elephant and hedgehogs were great too, but enjoyed seeing them all … what variety and creativity!

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