Haweswater Badger Hide: Exclusive Hire
From the comfort of our brand new Badger Hide based at Naddle Farm, you can enjoy watching and photographing the 'Haweswater Badgers' as they forage and socialise, allowing you the unique opportunity to observe these secretive mammals in Cumbria at close range.
Each Tuesday throughout April to October 2019 we will be offering our Badger Hide for exclusive use, perfect for wildlife photographers or small educational groups (maximum 6 people recommended). During these sessions, you will have the hide entirely to yourself, however for an extra cost you can book our RSPB Badger Guide to join you to share their expertise.
Seating is provided, as is the facility to make hot drinks to enjoy, including Clipper hot chocolate, tea and coffee.
Please look at our 'Haweswater Badger Hide: Individual Bookings' option for guided Badger Watches.
You would have complete exclusive use of the Badger Hide between the hours of 6 - 11pm, however upon booking you will be contacted by staff at RSPB Haweswater to confirm your preferred arrival/ depature times.
You will be greeted upon arrival by a member of the Haweswater team and taken to the Badger Hide, where you will be introduced to the facilities available and given an brief introduction to the Haweswater Badgers. You will then be collected from the Hide at your preferred, pre-determined time and guided out.
Is the Hide suitable for wildlife photography?
Yes. The hide has been built to be ground level, offering you the greatest opportunity to photograph Badgers at this level. The windows are maintained daily affording you a clear view out, enabling you to watch and photograph Badgers this way without obscurement.
There is also camera latch which you can open prior to Badgers arriving if you would prefer.
If capturing continuous photographs of Badgers is your primary intention for using the hide, we would recommend that no more than three photographers use the hide at a time.
Do I have to be a wildlife photographer or educational group to book exclusive use of the Hide?
No you do not, anyone is welcome to book the hide exclusively, however we recommend that groups no larger than 6 attend. Please contact us via the details below if you have any queries about this.
Can I book the Hide on a date not listed?
If you have a particular date in mind to book the Hide exclusively which is not listed on the booking system, please get in touch with us directly to discover whether this can be arranged. We would make every effort to make this available to you if possible.
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Unfortunately public transport to Naddle Farm is unavailable.
There is parking available at Naddle Farm for those driving. Simply drive up the Naddle Farm lane until you reach the farmhouse (the RSPB Haweswater offices), where a member of the Haweswater team will be waiting for you.
Are toilets available on site?
There is a toilet which you are welcome to use before and after entering the hide. This is external to the hide.
How can I contact the RSPB Haweswater with any questions?
Please contact Visitor Development Officer Heather Devey at the RSPB Haweswater office on 01931 713376 or at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries.