New for this year, our Badger Watch walks offer an opportunity to watch Badgers and other wildlife at nightfall using night vision and thermal imaging binoculars. We've also set up a wildlife-cam at the set, so that we can check up on what the badgers have been doing.
Taking place in the Langdale area it's a short walk - approximately 1.8 km in total - into delightful woodland with a short uphill section. With luck we may also see roe deer and owls, though as always with wildlife, nothing's certain! After taking a stroll to the site just before dusk, we'll settle down behind camo netting to wait for the emergence of the badgers. As always with wildlife nothing is certain - but we'll be best placed to take advantage of anything there is to see, and the use of the night vision and thermal imaging equipment offers a new dimension to watching wildlife.
WHERE? Langdale. Meet at Elterwater - exact location provided when you book.
WHEN? TUESDAYS between April and October. Start time varies with time of year but always evenings - please phone or email for details of current start times.
DURATION Approximately 2.5 hours
YOU"LL NEED Warm clothing - please don't wear anything bright. (Note: even on summer evenings it can get chilly, and as we'll be sitting tight for some of the time it's best to know you can keep warm); Something to sit on - a rucksack, sit mat or similar - anything to stop you getting cold/damp from the ground; Boots or strong walking shoes; Binoculars if you have them; You might want to take a light snack/drink and camera;
NOTES The walk is easy, but there is one uphill section which is quite steep, but short. There are no toilets on the route apart from the outdoor variety, the nearest public toilets are in nearby Chapel Stile. Parking is available at the meeting point and details will be provided on booking. Children 8+ are welcome as long as they are with well-behaved adults! Please be aware that there will be some sitting still on this activity.
WE PROVIDE Night vision binoculars, standard binoculars, camo netting, groundsheet/tarp, a 'badger cam'
PRICE £15 adults and £10 under 16s
TO BOOK Call John White on 07970 138591 or 01931 713115 or email