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

Tuition available

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. 

Our Address

Berllan Dywyll Farm



SA17 5LL

Contact Us

TEL: 01269 608175


Please note:  There is varying mobile reception and we are often out and about on the farm, so please either email or leave a message on the landline and we will get back to you.

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