As featured in Guardian Travel 12th Oct 2020 and the Sunday Times 27th Dec 2020
A fantastic and unique photography and nature experience which takes you on a walk through one of the wildest parts of the Peak District National Park. Your guide will assist you to take great photographs and you will have plenty of time to photograph and observe the amazing mountain hares in their natural habitat. You will also have the opportunity to learn about the ecology and restoration of these amazing bog and moorland habitats. For those without their own camera this is still an amazing opportunity to experience these rare animals and a digital copy of the guide's photographs will be provided for you after the trip.
- Photograph and observe rare mountain hares
- Learn about this unique area’s nature and conservation with your guide
- Private tour tailored specifically to you
- 5 to 8 hour experience (depending on your timing preferences).
The highest points of the Peak District are the only places in England where you can still find Mountain Hares. During winter, when they change to their white winter coats, is the best time to view and photograph Mountain Hares in their natural habitat.
Most people will never see them when walking in the hills but I have a 100% record of seeing them on these trips. The day will be planned specifically for you and will provide plenty of time to photograph, or just to watch these amazing animals. It goes without saying that it's worth taking along a camera with a long lens or zoom and binoculars if you have them, but your guide will provide a set of photo's for those without a camera.
To get to the optimum locations involves a walk of around 3 miles in each direction, starting 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 navigate you across the complex moorland terrain to some of the best locations to see and photograph 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.
All trips are undertaken in accordance with the Wildlife Photographers Code of Conduct to avoid disturbance to protected species.
All our events are approved as "Good to Go" Covid-secure by Visit England. If you'd like to discuss the walk or other options before booking please contact us. Thanks, Paul Smith, myGuidedWalks.