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Mountain Hare Discovery Experience - Bespoke private guided walk

  • Location Derbyshire
  • Price from £189.00
  • Attractions
  • Historical
  • Tours
  • Walking / Hiking
  • Wildlife
  • Mindful escape
  • Learn new skills
  • Microadventure

Highlights

A chance to see the rare Mountain Hares in England, arranged for your private group as a bespoke tour.
Perfect for families, groups of friends of corporate groups. The highest points in the Peak District are the only places in England where you can still find Mountain Hares. Most people will never see them when walking in the hills but I have a 100% record of seeing them and getting some great photos on these trips. It goes without saying that it's worth taking along a camera with a long lens or zoom and binoculars if you have them. If you don't, not to worry as I'll send you a set of digital photo's taken on the day.
This activity is also available as a private Mountain Hare Photography Experience See our other listings, website or contact us for details.
The walks can start from various locations depending on your preferences, such as the Snake Pass road, between Glossop and Sheffield, or from Old Glossop for a longer walk. I'll navigate you across the complex moorland terrain to some of the best locations to see Mountain Hares in their natural habitat. There will also be the chance of seeing short-eared owls, golden plover, red grouse, kestrels, and other wildlife on these trips as well as learning about the ecology and restoration of these amazing bog and moorland habitats. We will spend time observing the hares before heading to a few other optional locations such as the site of the B29 Superfortress "Over Exposed" plane crash. This is an incredible and moving location, and the most impressive in the region.
The walk is mostly on a mixture of good tracks and smaller footpaths which can be rough in places and includes a few gradual hills if starting from the Snake Pass or some longer hilly sections if starting from Old Glossop. At any time of year, there are likely to be some muddy sections, especially once we start to head away from the main paths across the moors. The terrain here becomes rougher with no paths in some sections.

Itinerary

The walk can start at a number of locations depending on your preferred duration. We will discuss the options with you and agree an itinerary for you or your group. The shorter walks starts from the Snake Pass road, between Glossop and Sheffield. After a gradual climb of around 200m (600ft), we reach a flattening from where we leave the Pennine Way path. I will now navigate you across the complex moorland terrain to some of the best locations to see Mountain Hares in their natural habitat. We will spend time here observing the hares before the option of heading to the site of the B29 Superfortress "Over Exposed" plane crash. Longer options of this walk are possible from a number of different locations with one of the best options being Old Glossop which would extend the walking to a total of around 10 miles / 16km and involve more hill.
National Park Experiences is a curated collection that brings the stories of our National Parks to life. Each experience offers an authentic insight into the landscape and special qualities of a National Park.

All our events are approved as "Good to Go" Covid-secure by Visit England. If you'd like to discuss the walk or other options before booking please contact us. Thanks, Paul Smith, myGuidedWalks.

This adventure is perfect for individuals and small groups, and can be tailored for:

  • Charity fundraising
  • Corporates
  • Families
  • Hen / Stag parties

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Inclusions

Not-provided Accommodation

Not required.

    What's included

  • Other Experienced award winning guide and qualified Mountain Leader.

    What you'll need

  • Warm Clothing
  • Waterproofs
  • Food
  • Drink
  • Other Hiking Boots essential. A full list or recommended gear is available on www.myGuidedWalks.co.uk website and will also be emailed to you upon booking, or you can contact us in advance for more information.

Cancellations

Custom Policy

Book with confidence COVID guarantee:
In addition to our standard terms we continue to allow you to reschedule your booking at any time for up to 12 months if required as a result of COVID-19. If local or national restrictions prevent you from attending you will also have the option of a full refund (minus booking or payment processing fees).

Alterations
myGuidedWalks will always do their best to accommodate reasonable requests to alter your booking such as a change to the names of clients included in your booking or, in the case of private guiding, a change to the itinerary. If there are associated costs relating to such a change we reserve the right to discuss these costs with you and make an additional charge for them if the alteration is agreed.

Cancellations
We strongly recommend clients consider taking out appropriate cancellation insurance. In the event of a booking being cancelled by a client, myGuidedWalks will refund the client as follows:

  • Cancellations more than 30 days from the start of the activity will receive a 75% refund, excluding any additional costs incurred by myGuidedWalks for accommodation we have booked, or the option to change to an alternative date that we can accommodate.
  • Cancellations 30 days or less from the start of the activity will not be refunded.


In exceptional circumstances myGuidedWalks may need to cancel your booking. If myGuidedWalks cancel your booking you will have a choice of receiving a full refund or changing your booking to an alternative date or activity of equal value. If you prefer to change to an activity of a higher value you will be required to pay the difference. We will not be liable for any additional costs or expenses incurred as a result of such a cancellation.
Open group walks operate with a minimum number of 2 participants. If you are the only person to book on a walk or course we may contact you to offer you the choice of swapping to an alternative date or activity or to receive a full refund. Navigation Training courses, private guiding and other bespoke activities have no minimum numbers.
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Location

Derbyshire

Provider

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