Note that the badger gate is a heavy wooden door, which is hinged
from at or near the top.
It is too heavy to be moved by smaller animals (such as
rabbits), but the heavier badger can simply barge through.
The gate can
be installed to swing both ways (to allow for entry and exit), or it can
be fitted with a "stop" to make it a one-way gate.
The gate shown
above (courtesy of DEFRA) shows a typical wooden gate
in situ (this opens both ways).
Some badger gates may have a strong open mesh panel set
into the gate, as this allows the badger to see that the other side of
the gate is a safe area to go to.
It is also preferable to use a wood
which resists rot or use an odourless wood preservative.