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Mountain Hare Photography

Type:Outdoor

Snake Pass
Charlesworth
Derbyshire
SK13 7PQ

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Mountain Hare Photography

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**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 short walk to one of the wildest parts of the Peak District National Park. Here 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.

COVID-19 Guidance
All our events are approved as "Good to Go" Covid-secure by Visit England.
We plan to start operating again from 29th March in line with the schedule published by the government. Initially groups of up to 6 or two households will be able to exercise in the outdoors. We expect the most popular areas will be very busy during the first two weeks (Easter Holidays) so our activities will initially be selected to cover the quieter locations that provide those great wide open experiences and we will only be taking new bookings for private individuals/groups for these first two weeks.
From 12th April we will return to running our full range of activities including open group bookings that individuals can book on in addition to private/bespoke bookings.
From 17th May: Larger groups will be able to meet in the outdoors.

Our "Book with Confidence" reschedule/refund guarantee continues to be in place for bookings made up to 14th March (see below). After this date we will still maintain the additional flexibility to reschedule your booking at any time if needed as a result of COVID-19 restrictions.

If you'd like to discuss options before booking please contact us. Thanks, Paul Smith, myGuidedWalks.

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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 path 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 and the terrain here becomes rougher with no paths in some sections.

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