About the Cotswold Hare Trail

The Cotswold Hare Trial is a public art sculpture trail based around a trail of 85 five foot hare sculptures which have been decorated by a mix of professional, amateur and community group artists. Its primary aim is to increase public awareness of creativity bringing the talents of diverse artistic styles into the realm of the everyday world. It is designed to run for a long period (six months) to maximise the time that the art is on show. By involving local businesses and community organisations it enables the trail to reach a huge audience and to create an accessible open air art gallery in the midst of the Cotswolds towns and villages …read more

Our Patrons

Dame Janet Trotter DBE H.M. Lord Lieutenant of the County of Gloucestershire

The Right Honourable The Earl Bathhurst

Vanessa Arbuthnott

Professor Chris Gaskell

The Right Honourable Countess Bathurst, High Sheriff of Gloucestershire

Charles Berkeley

Lord & Lady Vestey

Lady Ashcombe

Our Bronze Sponsors

Persimmon Homes

Royal Agricultural University

Our Hare Sponsors

see a list of our sponsors or visit the Sponsors page

Our Partners In Kind

(covering media/publicity, printing, transportation/logistics, events/hospitality, hare hosting)


Athena Web Designs

The Blanket Hall, Witney

Boots, Fairford

The Boundary

Cheltenham BID

Cirencester Scene

Corinium Movers & Storage

Cotswold Life

Cotswold Panels

Fosseway Garden Centre

Frain Transport

GB Liners


Melanie Dunn

Peppermint Print


Severn Print

Stow-on-the-Wold Library

Vale Press

Waterstones, Cirencester

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard

 The Team

Florence Beetlestone (Director)

Sarah Watson (merchandise)

Phil Griffiths (website)

Tess Capaska

Julie Iredale

Jazmine  Cloughley

Doreen Newman

Jenny Hincks (finances)

Holly Cook (National Star)

Debbie Stirling

Will Masefield (GWT – Hare Festival Way)

Martin Conyers (CTC – Hare Festival Way)

Gary Birks – Logo Design

Melanie Dunn – Leaflet Design

James Weightman – Photographer

Liz Mason  – International Consultant