Birds charity opens up hide to watch badgers at reservoir

Martin Lewes


The RSPB has opened a hide at Haweswater where people can watch not birds, but badgers.

Patrick Neaves

For many years the reserve at Haweswater was the home to England's only nesting golden eagles, and wardens staffed a hide with telescopes that was visited by thousand of people every year.

With the last eagle having disappeared some years ago, the wardens are setting up guided visits to observe a badger set elsewhere in the area, from a hide that means the creatures will not be disturbed.