During our Badger photography hide session you are seated behind netting and there is no roofing.
Because of this it is worth bringing waterproofs and camera coverings in case it rains and some insect repellent so as to cover all weather possibilities.
A tripod and 300mm with convertor to 500mm lens is required and ideally a silent shutter mode should be used if your camera has this facility.
Please note that depending on which site your taken too, there can either be a fence to cross or a shallow stream about 6 inches deep and it is a 10 minute walk to the site.
Silent shutter mode should be used if your camera has this facility. It is also advised that single shots are fired at delayed intervals ( roughly every 3 seconds to begin with then once the animals are familiar with the sound it is ok to shoot more regular.) Lens movement has also to be done slowly when required. Please be aware stealth is very important as Badgers have incredible hearing so please be conscious of this when at the site.
Comfort is essential to making sure you get the most out of your time here therefore comfortable clothing is advised. Please do not wear any materials that are brightly coloured or are likely to create any noise. The walk to the main site can get a little muddy so good waterproof walking boots or wellingtons are required. Please ensure you have Wellingtons available in case the second site needs to be used because they will be required to cross a small stream. Dark upper clothing and a hat are also desirable.
Due to the location of this spot, there are no toilets on site.
Available: April – September
Max Participants: 3 Persons
Meeting Point & Time
5PM at St Mary’s Church, Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland DG6 4DS
It is important that clients are there sharp as the hide manager only has a 30 minute window and if you are late you may loose your day. It would also be appreciated if you could be suited and booted and have all required kit ready prior to the meeting. Thanks in advance.
Booking in our badger photography hide is simple. Please select a date from the calendar for booking and complete the booking form on this page with you full name, email, and details on your booking, i.e number of people etc. Alternatively, you can complete the enquiry form and we’ll respond to your email ASAP.