Robust, tried and tested Metal Badger Gate constructed from black coated steel, for use in sett closure or for permanent badger access in fences etc. Wildcare's Metal Badger Gate can be left to swing 2 way or locked to 1 way only.
- Designed to stand up to rigorous use
- Constructed from thick angled steel
- Pointed legs make it as easy as possible to drive the gate into the ground using a hammer
- Supplied with nut and bolt to change from a two-way to a one-way gate.
- Opening is approx 200x300mm
- Door has a number of holes which allow the light through encouraging the Badgers to push through.
- Has an extra pin below the gate which prevents Badgers burrowing under
- Multiple holes in frame for ease of connecting to a fence
Badgers (Meles meles) and their setts are protected by law and a license is required to work near or on a sett.
Badgers and their setts are legally protected under the Protection of Badgers Act 1992. However, under licence, it is possible to undertake certain necessary activities, when development works cannot be avoided, including the closure of existing setts, and the creation of artificial setts.
Badger setts can be closed using metal badger gates which are fitted securely to the sett entrances and only open one way. The badgers can get out, but can’t go back in. The badgers have no choice but to vacate the sett, and then once an ecologist has checked that the sett is empty, it can be carefully excavated. Usually before a sett has been closed, an artificial sett will have been created as replacement habitat. Creating an artificial sett involves building a system of underground tunnels and chambers.
Badgers and their setts are protected by law and a license is required to work near or on a sett. Guidance from Natural England can be viewed on the links below:
We now offer FREE UK SHIPPING for online orders over £30 to the UK mainland (under 30kg), including service & repair items. For information on qualifying requirements for free shipping, please see our delivery page.
We aim for next working day delivery on all UK mainland orders received before 3.00pm. Where products need to be made to order or are not a regular stock item, or during busy times of year, despatch times may be longer.
If your order is urgent please call us on 01451 833 181. There is usually an additional charge for timed delivery.
We will always use a reputable courier company and require a signature on delivery. Smaller items are usually shipped using Royal Mail or DPD, and larger items are sent using TNT or Tuffnells. Palletised deliveries are with Pallex.
We will email you shipping confirmation after your order has been despatched. Where available, you will also receive tracking notification by email or text. If you need to track your parcel urgently then please contact us.
We can deliver to anywhere in the world, but you may need to contact us for a quote.
If your order doesn’t qualify for free shipping then UK mainland delivery starts at £6.67 ex VAT, while Highlands and Islands delivery starts at £12.50. You can calculate shipping costs using the basket.
Important Information About Backorders
At Wildcare there are times when items are only available on a backorder basis, either due to high demand or if the item is a special order item. We refer to these as ‘backorder items.
Backorder items are clearly listed on our website as ‘Order To Reserve Stock (Backorder)’. Items that are in stock and ready to be shipped immediately are listed as ‘In Stock’.
When you place an order for a back order item or an order that includes back order items, a member of our team will be in contact within 48 hours of your order to confirm the lead time for delivery. For any queries before then, please call us on: 01451 833 181
We cannot guarantee that a backordered item will come back into stock or be delivered for a specific date, however we will always do our best to keep you informed and updated.
If your back order is urgent or required within a specific time frame we suggest to call us on 01451 833 181 so we can keep your requirements in mind throughout the waiting period.
If you receive damaged items or the wrong goods, please let us know straight away so that we can arrange for them to be returned to us and replaced as quickly as possible.
Please return goods, WITH THE RETURNS NUMBER MARKED ON THE PARCEL to: Wildcare, Eastgate House, Moreton Road, Longborough, GL56 0QJ
We may ask for a photograph any damaged items before we agree to replace them.