Led by stout-hearted brothers Hazel and Fiver, the rabbits begin their journey from Sandleford Warren, through the harrowing trials posed by predators and adversaries, towards the hope of a better life.
Efforts to liberate female rabbits to join the new warren lead to trouble for its members. At Hazel’s behest, Fiver endures another haunting vision.
The rabbits plan a daring rescue from Efrafa that requires crafty infiltration by Bigwig. Questions arise about loyalty amongst the female captives.
Hazel and the others finally find a place to settle. But General Woundwort and the Efrafa rabbits launch a costly full-scale attack on the new warren.