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Haweswater Badger Hide: Guided Watches

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Naddle Farm

Burn Banks

Bamton

Penrith

CA10 2RP

United Kingdom

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Enjoy a wild night out at RSPB Haweswater!

From the comfort of our brand new Badger Hide, you can watch the 'Haweswater Badgers' as they forage and socialise, allowing you the unique opportunity to observe these secretive mammals at close range.

Each Monday throughout April to October 2019 we will be offering our Badger Hide for individual bookings, perfect for families, couples, or a sole-badger lovers! On these sessions you will have the added benefit of being accompanied by an RSPB Badger Guide who can tell you more about the individuals you are watching, as well as answering any questions about badgers that you may have.


Each Badger Watch lasts approximately 1.5 hours. Seating is provided, as is the option of enjoying a delicious hot drink to accompany your badger watch.

Spaces are restricted to 6 people during each Badger Watch, so please book soon to avoid disappointment.

Please look at our Private Hide Rental option if you would like exclusive use of the hide for yourself, or your group.


Each Badger Watch coincides with the changing sunset times throughout the year, so the times of each event may vary slightly. Please ensure you double check the start time of your selected date.

Please note that the time stated is the time in which we will enter the hide, you must arrive to Naddle Farm at least 15 minutes before this.



FAQs

Are families welcome in the Haweswater Badger Hide?

Absolutely! We would encourage families to join us at Haweswater to enjoy a Badger Watch together, and would equally recommend that adults who are intrigued by these fascinating mammals visit the Hide for this unique experience.

We would however recommend that only children aged 8 and above attend Badger Watches. As badgers are sensitive to noise, children (and adults!) would need to remain largely quiet for the 1.5 hour session.

We would very much like to welcome younger Badger lovers, so please contact us for enquiries about visiting with younger children.


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 your Badger Guide 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.

What can I bring into the event?

Although the badgers will be within close range, we would recommend you bring binoculars to see close detail of the individual markings which help us identify the Haweswater Badgers.

You are also welcome to bring and use a camera, whether this is a camera on your phone or a digital camera, however as these sessions are intended primarily for badger 'watching' we would recommend that wildlife photographers consider our Private Hide Rental option instead of the Individual Bookings option.

We would also recommend that if you would like to take photos, you use a silent shutter if possible. Flash photography is prohibited as this causes disturbance to the badgers.

You may wish to bring a notepad and pen if you are interested in taking notes on badger ecology and your observations whilst in the hide.

Bring a warm layer and wear comfortable clothing. You can enjoy the warmth of a heater in the hide during colder months, however we would prefer not to use this throughout summer.

Please refrain from bringing food into the hide. You are welcome to bring your own (non alcoholic) drinks, however hot drinks (Clipper tea, coffee and hot chocolate) will be available.


How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please contact Visitor Development Officer Heather Devey at the RSPB Haweswater office on 01931 713376 if you have any queries.

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Naddle Farm

Burn Banks

Bamton

Penrith

CA10 2RP

United Kingdom

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

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