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Haweswater Badger Hide: Exclusive Hire

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Naddle Farm

Burn Banks

Bampton

Penrith

CA10 2RP

United Kingdom

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Enjoy incredible views of one of Britain's most enigmatic mammals, the Badger, from RSPB Haweswater's comfortable hide.

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Our Badger Hide has re-opened for exclusive bookings!

From the comfort of our Badger Hide 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 the Lake District National Park at close range. As our viewing area is lit, you can of course continue badger watching after sunset too.

Our Badger Hide offers an excellent experience for wildlife photographers, families and couples keen to have a real, wild night out! You will have the hide entirely to yourself for the whole evening.

Seating is provided, and the hide is entirely enclosed making for a comfortable (midge free!) badger watching experience. As it is situated less than a 10 second walk from the car park too, it is suitable for those unable to walk distances, however please bear in mind that there are several concrete steps to access the hide.

You will be greeted upon arrival by a member who will give you a brief introduction to badgers, and show you the location of our toilet. You will then be guided to the Badger Hide, and will have the freedom to leave the hide whenever you like that evening. 

PLEASE NOTE that the times stated are not indicative of badger activity. Within the week of your selected date, you will be contacted by a member of the RSPB Haweswater team to tell you when the most appropriate arrival time would be according to recent badger activity.

COVID-19 security

  • Our Badger Hide experience has achieved the industry standard 'We're Good To Go' accreditation from Visit England, indicating we're able to offer a COVID secure experience.
  • To ensure we offer a COVID secure experience, we are unable to offer guided Badger watching experiences until further notice, however you are welcome to ask our Visitor Development Officer any questions about badgers before/ after your visit. Your experience will therefore be self-led, meaning you will have the whole hide to yourself!
  • We have also removed our hot drink making facilities, however please feel free to bring a flask with you.
  • We have installed a hand sanitiser dispenser in the hide which we would kindly ask you to use when entering the hide.
  • Please ensure that you follow government guidelines on meeting in groups when using the hide.

FAQs

Is the Badger 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.

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.

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 heather.devey@rspb.org.uk if you have any queries.

 

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Location

Naddle Farm

Burn Banks

Bampton

Penrith

CA10 2RP

United Kingdom

View Map

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

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