BLACK ORCHARD HIDE
designed by wildlife photographers, for wildlife photographers
Black Orchard Hide is designed as a comfortable place to take stunning photos of the many birds we have here are Berllan Dywyll. Sue Dudley, BSc(Hons), MCGPP is a very experienced wildlife photographer who holds a Master Craftsman qualification in wildlife photography from The Guild of Professional Photographers (the equivalent of a Fellowship in other professional bodies), and has won numerous national competitions. The hide is north facing to make the best use of the light, and at the intersection of woodland, meadow and scrub to attract as wide a range of species as possible. There will be a wide selection of natural perches and different feeders to attract a variety of birds. Toilet facilities are provided.
Tuition will be available on request, and a Canon 500mm f/4 lens is available for hire.
We plan for the hide to open in the Spring / early Summer of 2021.
Other Photographic Opportunities
Black Orchard isn't just about the hide. During the summer photographers booking the hide will also have free access to our beautiful rare lowland Rhos pasture wildflower meadow, full of orchids and other flowers, plus butterflies and insects, ideal for macro and landscape photography. The meadows can also be booked as a stand-alone photographic venue, ideal for either the flower/macro enthusiast, or for those wanting a beautiful setting to photograph models. It is booked by the hour, with rates starting at £10 for private individuals; please contact us to discuss commercial shoots or clubs/groups. Also included is access to our unique "eye-level" wildflower meadow (see photos below), giving a ground-level view to photographers when either standing or seated. This makes getting those macro shots of insects, flowers and rain droplets considerably easier, and is ideal for mobility impaired photographers. Toilet facilities are provided.