Cotswolds AONB Hare Trail 2018

The Cotswolds premier public art trail
May 22nd – September 9th 2018

Please note that the Hare Trail will be taking a little rest in 2019, but keep checking back for details about the 2020 trail!

Everybody’s favourite five-foot furry friends will be springing through the Cotswolds once again from May 2018, when The Cotswolds AONB  Hare Trail gets underway.

Download the Cotswolds AONB Hare Passport Guide here.

The Cotswolds Conservation Board are delighted to team up with the Hare Trail organisers to help conserve,  enhance, explore and enjoy the special qualities of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), whilst encouraging everyone from art aficionados and nature lovers to social media snappers to visit new attractions, hidden hills and valleys, quiet corners and busy market towns along the trail.

As in previous years, scores of spring hare sculptures and leverets will be sponsored by local businesses, attractions, schools, colleges and community groups, and decorated by inspired local artists, before being dotted throughout the Cotswolds in a unique art installation for all to enjoy for almost four and a half months. At the end of the trail, the sculptures will be gathered in for a public Farewell to the Hares event, before being auctioned off to raise money for the Caring for the Cotswolds visitor giving scheme and Glorious Cotswold Grasslands; delivering a unique and tailored project to transform the fortunes of our wonderful flower rich grasslands.

Reaching across the county, this year’s trail will be bigger than ever before, reaching as far as Stratford-upon-Avon and Bath to the Forest of Dean and Oxford – offering even more opportunity to spot and snap photos of the fabulous figures!

For more information about the trail visit:

For information on how to sponsor your own hare, and put a spring in your step click: Sponsor a hare

If you are an artist, school or college interest in decorating a hare please visit: and download the “Artist’s Pack”


Cotswolds AONB Hare Trail LOGO