Set in the grounds of a beautiful Shropshire Estate our Kingfisher Hide seats 4 comfortably, has toilet facilities onsite, has a diving set up,is well equipped with gimbal heads and bean bags and has lots of visits from our resident Kingfishers.
About Kingfisher Hide
Kingfisher Hide is based in the grounds of a beautiful estate,near Market Drayton which is located near the county borders of Shropshire,Staffordshire and Cheshire. There is a 5 minute walk to the hide and the path at different times of the year is bordered by Snowdrops and Daffodils or Buebells and Rhododendrons.
The hide has been located with position and comfort in mind. Inside, the hide has 2 hide plates with gimbal heads, 2 double beanbags,scrim netting over the viewing shutters,mobile phone charger, hooks to locate your camera bags/ coats and comfortable padded seats and there are toilet facilities onsite.
This hide has been located with Water and Woodland birds in mind and has several visits per day from our resident Kingfisher, but unlike other Kingfisher hides, it also boasts a long list of additional visitors to keep you occupied.
From the hide you can see the nests of our resident Swans and Coots but we also have regular visits from-Moorhen,Mandarin ducks,Mallard,Tufted Ducks, Heron,Jay,Woodpecker,Swallows,Nuthatch,Great Tits, Blue Tits,Phesant etc etc
The cost is £95 per person per day ,which represents the best value in the country and we have installed a diving set up and added toilet facilities.
Kingfisher hide can seat 6 people, its 3.6m x 2.4m, but is only ever let to a maximum of 4 people per day, which gives you the potential to use 2 camera bodies if you wish.
For this hide we meet at 8am at The Loggerheads Pub Car Park, 1 Eccleshall Rd, Loggerheads, Market Drayton TF9 2QU which is located on the A53 Newcastle-Under -Lyme to Shrewsbury Road and the meeting location is just 20-25 minutes from the M6 either junction 14/15 or 16
It is a 5 minute journey to the hide and a 5 minute walk from the car park and we aim to be set up for 8.15am and the hide can be used until 5pm.
What To Bring
You will need boots as sometimes it can be a it muddy underfoot and please keep to the pathways shown to you.
Warm clothing and a flask of something warm is recommended in the colder months and you’ll need a lens in the 300mm- 600mm range for perched shots,remember spare batteries and memory cards as well as you camera bodies band its always good to have a spare bean bag.
For the diving set up you need a wireless remote(or 5m wired), waterproof camera cover and a lens that shoots at 100mm on a full frame or around 65mm on a crop body camera.
Conditions of Booking
1.The hide is yours for the day, no smoking or vaping is permitted and please enter and leave the hide quietly in order to protect and respect the wildlife.
2. When you leave the hide then please return to your car and don’t walk around the estate, we are there with the kind permission of the owners.
3. Please take all your litter home and leave everything as you found it.
4. Photography is only allowed from within the hide.
How To Book
To book, simply click the book now button below, register then log in to https://bookings.mikedunlevy.co.uk enter your login to see booking diary, click on the date you want,book and pay then you will be sent a confirmation e-mail immediately and within 24 hours you will receive an e-mail with details for meeting on the day and equipment details.
The hide is now open for for bookings with a maximum of 2 people per hide from 4th July 2020 in line with government guidelines. The hides are 3.6m long so no problem with social distancing.
We are providing facemasks,gloves,hand sanitiser and the hide and toilets are given an anti-viral clean of all handles, taps,gimbal heads, shelves, gates etc between each booking.
Please note we do not open on Sundays.