Mountain Hares In The Peak District
The heaths and moors of the Peak District are an eerie exposure of peat covered moorland sitting about 600m (2000 ft) above sea level. Large wind carved eroded rocks sit among vast plateaus and rock formations supporting a healthy population of Mountain hare. These iconic moorland mammals make their home on these moors and are reliant on their camouflaged to blend in to this habitat. They feed on the vegetation and heather that cover the moorland.
My knowledge of this whole area will take you to the best places ensuring your chances of getting some lovely images. I will demonstrate and guide you through various fieldcraft skills and techniques that will help you to get closer to these amazing animals and in turn enabling you to get the best possible images. We’ll experience the habitat of this diverse and wildlife rich environment throughout the day, offering a great variety of photographic opportunities from landscapes to wildlife.
The Peak District will provide you with some excellent photo opportunities for landscape images, with its open slopes, rocky outcrops and impressive waterfalls and weirs, along with many chances to capture the specialized wildlife that live in this unique environment
These one day workshops will run all year, but the best time to see these wonderful mammal in their beautiful white coats is between October and February. I will take you to those places I have found over time, to be some of the best places to see and photograph this beautiful animal within their natural moorland habitat.
An early start to maximise your opportunities to capture this mammal as the moors awake against the backdrop of the Peak District which will make for some amazing images. We will then get in to place to capture some lovely images. I will demonstrate and guide you through various fieldcraft skills and techniques that will help you to get closer to this subject and in turn enabling you to get the best possible images.
I will go through the correct camera settings, simplifying anything that you don’t understand. I will also show you important tracking tips that you can take away with you and implement yourself, improving and increasing your overall photographic opportunities and in turn images. Red Grouse, Short eared Owls, Curlews and other birds and raptors are some of the other species that we may also encounter throughout the day which will last from dawn till dusk.
The walk to the Mountain Hares will be over uphill, uneven terrain. Waterproof walking boots are essential. A reasonable level of fitness is required.
The weather in the Peak District is a mixture of mist, fog, snow, rain and sunshine, so appropriate waterproof, warm clothing is necessary. Waterproof housing for your camera and lens covers is a must as rain/snow can be upon you in minutes.
You will need to provide your own photographic equipment, a 500mm lens is ideal but a 300mm with convertors should meet your needs A tripod is also essential. The landscape of the Peak District will present you with many opportunities so if you have a wide angle lens then this would also give you a chance to capture some beautiful landscape images
1- 4 people maximum
Friday 11th December 2020
Saturday 12th December 2020
Friday 8th January 2021
Saturday 9th January 2021
Friday 15th January 2021
Saturday 16th January 2021
Friday 12th February 2021
Saturday 13th February 2021
£350.00 per day, per participant – 1 to 1 ratio
£200.00 per day, per participant – 1 to 2 ratio
All dates are flexible, should the dates stated not suit you then please email me with your alternative date(s)
Discounted rates for more than two people and groups of up to four participants are available, email me for more details.