FAQS - Mountain Hare

If for any reason you need to amend or cancel your booking, please let us know as soon as possible. Refunds and cancellations are given in line with our terms and conditions, so please read these if you need to cancel your booking.

All changes and cancellations must be made in line with our terms and conditions, regardless of the weather forecast - please read these for information if you’re not sure. Due to the locations we visit on the Mountain Hare workshop, it can be heavily impacted by the weather.In the event of extreme conditions where a weather warning is issued, we may have to postpone your booking to ensure your safety. If this happens, we’ll get in touch and do our best to reschedule your booking for a mutually convenient time. Please take this into consideration when making arrangements for travel or accommodation.

Yes, you can buy gift vouchers for amounts from between £10 and £250. These are redeemable against any workshop, tour or print on the website and are simple to use - just enter the unique code when you checkout.

The location of our workshops vary depending on where the most active populations of Mountain Hare are. We will arrange to meet you at a mutually convenient location where there is good access to the moors, where we will begin tracking the hares. We are happy to collect you from a nearby bus, railway station or hotel if you need a lift - please get in touch.

We work closely with Weathericks Holiday Cottages, so if you’d like to combine your visit to our hide with a short break on the edge of the Peak District, we highly recommend these cottages - they’re beautiful, luxurious and in a fabulous location with wildlife on the doorstep. For one-night options, please get in touch and we’ll be happy to make recommendations.

Naturally, this can vary depending on weather conditions and where individual hares have chosen to position themselves. You should expect to walk 2-3 miles to reach prime Mountain Hare habitat. After this, we will spend time tracking hares and moving between subjects. A typical day can involve walking 6-8 miles over rough and boggy terrain. This will always be taken at your pace, with plenty of opportunities to stop for a break.

Unlike the hares, we’re not quite so well adapted to the mountains and moors, so walking, crawling and laying over the rough, boggy and steep ground can be extremely tiring. The day will be taken at your pace, with plenty of opportunities to stop for rest and refreshments, but you should be prepared for a full day of strenuous activity.

Mountain Hare are known for being nervous and tricky to photograph, so as with all wildlife, you should acknowledge the risk that you may not see anything, let alone photograph it. We have worked extensively with Mountain Hare in the Peak District. We have an excellent knowledge of the area and its hare population; an excellent ability to spot the hare and a sensitive approach to field craft. If you are patient, quiet, respectful and listen to our advice, you will greatly increase your chances of seeing a Mountain Hare and photographing it successfully.

While we hope this won’t happen, no-shows are a frustrating and unpredictable, but natural consequence of working with wild animals and it is assumed that anyone undertaking a session in the hide understands this. Once a workshop is underway, we do not offer refunds or free tours for no-shows.

This workshop is aimed at experienced photographers and we will be spending considerable time approaching hares for the purpose of photography. While non-photographers are very welcome to accompany you, they must be prepared to work with the same sensitivity. The standard rental rate for two people will apply.