Hen Harrier Fest What You Need To Know! See You There

A superb male Hen Harrier what a thrilling sight! Such beautiful birds.

If you are attending Hen Harrier Fest 2022 register on the Wild Justice website – we’re looking forward to seeing you there!

Please find all of the information you need to know about arriving, the day, and what to expect. You can also find all of this information on our website here:


Arriving at Hen Harrier Fest


Hen Harrier Fest is taking place in the grounds of Adlington Hall and Gardens, Adlington Hall and Gardens, Adlington, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 4LF.

Important info: there is a road closure and diversion in place on the approach to Adlington Hall. A small section of Mill Lane is closed, and so access from Adlington town is not possible. Look out for our bright pink HH Fest signage which will direct you to the venue. Please bear in mind it might add an extra 5-10 minutes onto your journey.

Car Parking:

Car parking is free for Hen Harrier Fest. If you’re arriving by car, please bear in mind: · Parking is limited; please park considerately, efficiently, and follow the instructions of our stewards so we can maximise the space we have.

· Follow the PINK SIGNS to the Hen Harrier Fest car park. · The car park will open at 10:00am. The Hen Harrier Fest event space will open at 10:30am, with the first speaker on stage at 11:00am. · Due to the diversion in place, please be prepared for a bit of a wait to get into the car park. Our stewards will be directing traffic to make this as quick and efficient as possible – bear with us! · If you’ve indicated on your registration form that you require accessible parking, please let a steward know so they can direct you. · The What Three Words for the entrance to the car park are: ///flush.ruins.evolution. · At the end of the day, it might take a little while to leave – again please be patient as our stewards work to get you on your way home smoothly!


If you are arriving by train, Adlington Hall is a five minute walk from the station. Follow the pink signs from the station labelled ‘Pedestrian access to Hen Harrier Fest’. Pedestrian access is not affected by the road closure and diversion. What’s on?

Line-up: We have a great mix of speakers – from activists to politicians, campaigners to naturalists. The full line-up is below: HEN HARRIER FEST 2022: LINE-UP

11.00 am Wild Justice - Welcome! With Camilla Legh

11.10 am Jenny Shelton - RSPB Investigations

11.20 am Dr Cathleen Thomas - Hen Harrier Action

11.30 am Natalie Bennett - Member of House of Lords

11.40 am Indy Greene - young naturalist & campaigner

11.50 am Brittany Maxted - Poole Harbour Osprey Project

12.00 am Ruth Tingay - Wild Justice

12.10 pm BREAK

1.10 pm Guy Shrubsole - Right to Roam and campaigner

1.20 pm Sandra King - Beaver Trust

1.30 pm Hannah Stitfall - Wildlife filmmaker, presenter

1.40 pm Olivia Blake MP - Labour, Sheffield Hallam

1.50 pm Gill Lewis - Hen Harrier Action

2.10 pm Megan McCubbin - Wildlife presenter

2.20 pm BREAK

3.00 pm Carol Day - Environmental lawyer, Leigh Day 3.10 pm Mark Avery - Wild Justice 3.25 pm Chris Packham - Wild Justice 3.40 pm Wild Justice - Farewell! 3.45 pm FINISH


We have a range of food available to purchase on site, including a veggie and vegan kitchen, paninis, pizzas and ice-cream. Gluten free food should also be available. Please also feel free to bring your own sandwiches if you prefer. Please, no stoves or disposable BBQs!


We’ve a suite of familiar faces from across the wildlife and environmental sector. Have a wander around the stalls and stands to hear from different organisations and groups about their work.

Kid’s activities:

Our friendly volunteers will be prepared to entertain in our kid’s tent, with plenty of kid's crafts and activities to take part in. Grown-ups – you’re allowed to have a go too!

Be prepared:

Please prepare clothing and resources appropriate for the weather – suncream, sturdy shoes, waterproofs. The event area is reasonably flat underfoot, but rain might make slips and trips possible.


Dogs – well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome at Hen Harrier Fest. Please bring poo bags and water/water bowls.

Picnics – feel free to bring your own food and drink along to the event. No stoves or BBQs permitted.

Adlington Hall - the Hall will not be open to visitors during Hen Harrier Fest. Our event is taking place in the gardens of the Hall Grounds.

Loos - we have hired a number of luxury toilets (with wash sinks!) for on-site use.

First Aid - we have a dedicated first aid tent, staffed by trained first aiders. The tent is located adjacent to the loo blocks.

If you require any assistance during the day, please speak to one of our stewards and/or volunteers (they'll be wearing a fluorescent tabard or a HH Fest t-shirt) who will be happy to help.

We hope you have a great Hen Harrier Fest – see you there!

Wild Justice (Directors: Mark Avery, Chris Packham and Ruth Tingay)


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