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, is a very experienced wildlife photographer who holds a Master Craftsman in wildlife photography from The Guild of Professional Photographers (the equivalent of a Fellowship in other professional bodies), and has won
numerous awards. 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 selection of natural and rustic perches and different feeders to attract a variety of birds.
The hide is very nearly complete
Available to book by the day or half day
Tea and coffee provided (bring your own mug)
Toilet facilities a short walk away
Canon 500mm f/4 lens and / or Canon 7D2 available for hire
Includes access to wildflower meadow
Fully COVID compliant (individuals and bubbled couples only at present)
The hide is almost complete and it is planned to open in April or May 2021.
Other Photographic Opportunities
Black Orchard isn't just about the hide. During the summer months, 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 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.