Travel off-piste by Land Rover across open fields and little-known byways in search of the iconic hare. As you tune into the landscape, other farmland species will reveal themselves.
You can simply sit back and become absorbed by them. Or use the close proximity and unique access to draw, paint, sketch, photograph and film. Martin can pass on some of the field-craft skills he has learnt over the years and tips for wildlife photography and filming.
The 1970s Land Rover has a soft top enabling you to roll up the sides for an all-round view of the hares’ territory. The vehicle becomes your mobile hide for the day. Locations are chosen according to Martin’s knowledge of the hares’ forms (nesting sites) and taking account of the sensitive hearing and sense of smell of the UK’s fastest-moving mammal.
Twenty years ago, Martin built barn owl and kestrel nest boxes that are now well-established in a water meadow. The barn owls produce one or two broods each year. His hide overlooks the meadow, from where you can observe and photograph at close quarters. Back-lit by the evening sun, observe the young building strength in their wings and see the adult owls and kestrels engaging in territorial encounters. All the while sipping tea and eating cake.
What to take: Clothing suited to the weather
Equipment: Camera bean bags, spare binoculars.
Food: Picnic, tea, coffee, fruit, cake and water. Dietary requirements catered for.
Trip length: 8.00am -4.00pm
Departs From: Tickety Boo Cottage
Cost: £170.00 (one person) | £120.00 (second person) | Max 2 people per trip
Deposit: £80.00 per person (payable at time of booking)