Wildlife Hides

Get up close and personal to some of Haweswater’s most spectacular wildlife in our custom-built wildlife hides. Enjoy the antics of Red Squirrels and woodland birds by day, and elusive Badgers by night. Our hides offer a unique opportunity to watch and photograph an incredible diversity of wildlife in the Lake District without disturbance. 

RSPB Badger Hide | Exclusive Hire

Open April to October

Enjoy intimate views of one of Haweswater’s most enigmatic woodland mammals, the Badger. With exclusive access to our comfortable Badger Hide for a full evening, you can experience a real wild night out in the tranquility of the reserve, as you observe and photograph these beautiful animals up close.

As featured on BBC Autumnwatch.

Wild Intrigue | Woodland Wildlife Hide

Dates November-June

Spend time immersed in wildlife from our Woodland Wildlife Hide, built and operated by local experts Wild Intrigue. This hide has been custom built for wildlife photography, offering excellent opportunities to capture Red Squirrels and woodland birds in comfort, within a beautiful, private section of the forest.

As featured on BBC Autumnwatch, and in BBC Wildlife Mag and The Guardian

Wild Intrigue Gift Vouchers | Hides and Experiences

Wild Intrigue Gift Vouchers are the perfect present for a wildlife lover, and can be used to book one of a collection of Wild Intrigue wildlife photography hides and experiences based here at Haweswater. 

Red Squirrel Gift Voucher
Pied Flycatcher on a branch

Pied Flycatcher Hide

Seasonal, reopening June 2023.

Discover the jewel of Haweswater’s temperate rainforest, the Pied Flycatcher, by booking a day in Wild Intrigue’s Pied Flycatcher photography hide. This provides the perfect opportunity to photograph this beautiful summer visitor without disturbance, whilst supporting our work to protect the species.

Day Experiences

Discover the wildlife of our wild corner of the Lake District. From red squirrels and badgers to botany and birds, we host a tempting collection of immersive wildlife experiences to enjoy. Our experience collection will grow throughout 2022, so check back regularly to discover what’s new.

Multi-day Adventures

Explore beautiful landscapes by day, and sleep under canvas by night. These expert-led, multi-day adventures are the perfect way to escape into nature with like-minded people, into the peace and tranquility of Wild Haweswater’s spectacular landscapes in our corner of the eastern Lake District National Park.

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