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Haweswater Badger Hide: Celebrating Six Months

As fresh leaves began to open on the trees, so too opened the doors to the Haweswater Badger Hide to welcome its very first visitors this April. Construction of the hide took place through the 2018/19 autumn season by the RSPB Haweswater team, a project initiated, designed and managed by our incredible Warden, Mal. As Naddle Farm is central to a number of badger territories, therefore allowing badgers to pass… Read More »Haweswater Badger Hide: Celebrating Six Months

The Wild Haweswater Journal

Welcome to the Wild Haweswater Journal – your one-stop place to read fascinating insights into this beautiful 6000 ha reserve, nestled in a secluded, rugged corner of the Lake District National Park. In this Journal you can find regular updates on our site management, seasonal events, stories from the Haweswater Badger Hide, fascinating species spotlights and much more. Throughout the seasons Haweswater’s beautiful mosaic of landscapes and diversity of species… Read More »The Wild Haweswater Journal

Nights with Badgers

Since opening our Badger Hide at RSPB Haweswater, we have had the pleasure of introducing students, couples, filmmakers, families and sole-badger lovers to our three visiting sows (females) who emerge from their setts in the wilds of Haweswater on an evening, and visit our Badger Hide to forage and socialise. Between public sessions, it’s almost too irresistible for the Haweswater team to spend an evening watching the girls when they… Read More »Nights with Badgers

Wilderness Escapes – How It All Began…

Guest blog by Greg Wilson, MD of Wilderness Escapes Wilderness Escapes is an idea that was literally born out of years spent sitting around a campfire in some remote lake or loch far from civilisation. The silence of these places is at first startling, but then is soon replaced by the sounds of nature and natural phenomena.  In the past a friend and I would paddle from our ‘put in’… Read More »Wilderness Escapes – How It All Began…

Haweswater Badger

Here come the badgers

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… Read More »Here come the badgers