Mountain Hare Discovery Experience

Experience Of The Year 2023: Gold Award

Highlights - see rare Mountain Hares in the Peak District National Park

A fantastic and unique walking and nature experience which takes you on a choice of walks to one of the wildest parts of the Peak District National Park. Here we will spend time observing the beautiful mountain hares in their natural habitat.  You will also have the opportunity to learn about the ecology and restoration of these amazing bog and moorland habitats as well as other wildlife.

A Mountain Hare in its white winter coat.

The highest points of the Peak District are the only places in England where you can still find mountain hares. During winter (November to April), when they change to their white winter coats, is a great time to view and photograph mountain hares in their natural habitat.  Due to the cold at this time of year many people prefer to view them during the warmer months when conditions are easier and more comfortable. May, June and October are some of my favourite times so view them.
Most people will never see the mountain hares when walking in the hills but I have a 100% record of seeing them on these trips. The day will be planned specifically for you and will provide plenty of time to watch these amazing animals.
To get to the optimum locations involves a walk of around 3-4 miles in each direction from the nearest access point.  There are also a number of other routes that provide for longer and perhaps more dramatic walking options that you can choose from.  
There will also be the chance of seeing short eared owls, golden plover, red grouse, kestrels and other wildlife on these trips, particularly in spring, as well as learning about the ecology and restoration of these amazing bog and moorland habitats.

See below for further trip details

4% booking fee (capped at £5) +VAT will be applied.


There are a number of different locations and routes to choose between. The grades below represent the shorter route.

The walk is mostly on a mixture of good tracks and smaller footpaths which are quite rough in places and includes a few gradual hills. Some of the path is paved and tends to be a little slippy when wet. At any time of year there are likely to be some muddy sections, especially once we start to head away from the Pennine Way across the moors. The terrain here becomes rough with no paths once we get to the hare locations. The location is high and exposed to the weather, especially in winter. In the event of adverse weather (e.g. gales, widespread snow or ice) we would contact you to discuss options including rescheduling or refunding. If you'd like to find out more about the trips suitability please contact us.

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Any questions please email or call me on 07928677626