Hampshire Hide Hire at Pete Whieldon Photography

Tel: 077 899 84747 for availability

A unique opportunity for amateurs and professional natural history photographers alike to photograph birds and mammals in their natural habitat. All from the ‘relative comfort’ of our wooden hides or in our managed open spaces here in Otterbourne, Hampshire.

Kingfisher with fish Kingfisher sat on branch Kingfisher sat on branch Tawney Owl on sign post Barn owl in flight Kingfisher with fish Barn owl in flight Kingfisher feeding at dive pool Frogs on moss branch Barn owl in flight Kingfisher emerging from dive with fish Mice on blackberry branch Barn owl coming into land with mouse Barn owl after washing in pond Mice on corn Barn in flight

All photos on this website have been taken in the Pete Whieldon Photography hides, woodland grounds or the macro studio.  The above slideshow images are just a small random selection of images that show the diversity of photo opportunities you will find at PWP.

Flight Cage

click for larger view of the Birds of Prey Flight-Cage at Hampshire Hide Hire - Pete Whieldon Photography

Photographers view of the Flight cage

The aim of the Pete Whieldon Photography Hampshire Hide Hire Centre is to provide an opportunity for photographers of all levels to share our passion for natural history photography.

If you hire one of our hides you will be able to take unique photographs of native wild birds or our resident hawks and owls in the comfort of bespoke wooden photography hides. Additionally our large fully netted flight cage (30m x 7m x 7m) provides a great managed training area for getting used to photographing birds in flight before venturing into our open areas. We can bundle this experience with our  woodland walk and Reflection Pool package. Camera clubs and other groups ask us for our group discounts.

Within the woodland grounds we have comfortable purpose built wooden hides.  We have two Kingfisher Hides located next to a natural stream and pond, a Reflection Pool hide (see info on The Owl Day), two Water Vole hides, and a further two wooden  Wild Bird Hides.


For additional information please phone – 077 899 84747 or 077 809 84700

Please Also Note: – we operate a maximum number of photographers per hide, the number for each hide is displayed on the hide booking page

Please note that tuition is not included in the hide hire, however tuition is included in our Macro Workshop if required.