A chance to see the rare Mountain Hares in England.
The highest points in the Peak District are the only places in England where you can still find Mountain Hares. Most people will never see them when walking in the hills but I have a 100% record of seeing them and getting some great photos on these trips. It goes without saying that it's worth taking along a camera with a long lens or zoom and binoculars if you have them. If you don't, not to worry as I'll send you a set of digital photo's taken on the day.
The walk starts from the Snake Pass road, between Glossop and Sheffield. After a gradual climb of around 200m (600ft), we reach a flattening from where we leave the Pennine Way path. I will now navigate you across the complex moorland terrain to some of the best locations to see Mountain Hares in their natural habitat. There will also be the chance of seeing short-eared owls, golden plover, red grouse, kestrels, and other wildlife on these trips as well as learning about the ecology and restoration of these amazing bog and moorland habitats.
We will spend time here observing the hares before heading to the site of the B29 Superfortress "Over Exposed" plane crash. This is an incredible and moving location, and the most impressive in the region.
The walk is mostly on a mixture of good tracks and smaller footpaths which can be rough in places and includes a few gradual hills. Some of the paths is paved and tends to be a little slippy when wet. At any time of year, there are likely to be some muddy sections, especially once we start to head away from the Pennine Way across the moors. The terrain here becomes rougher with no paths in some sections.
All expeditions are undertaken in accordance with the Wildlife Photographers Code of Conduct, and in line with any relevant breeding bird legislation to avoid disturbance to protected species.
All our events are approved as "Good to Go" Covid-secure by Visit England.
COVID-19 Tier Travel Guidance
We are currently not taking bookings for activities due to take place before mid February due to the National Lockdown.
We are still taking bookings for after this and expect to become very busy again after winter and recommend that people book early, especially for weekends activities. Our "Book with Confidence" reschedule/refund guarantee continues to be in place in case of guidance to avoid travel. If you'd like to discuss options before booking please contact us.
This adventure is perfect for individuals and small groups, and can be tailored for:
- Charity fundraising
- Hen / Stag parties
Make this experience your own: Send Enquiry