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Buzzard Hide

07:30 – Dusk

October – March

Max People: 2

The Buzzard photography hide is very well positions for a completely different look to any other hide in the UK. On the side of a cliff face with a heathland backdrop in the distance. However we have several Buzzard hides and you may be in one of these depending on recent activity. We will do our best to maximise your chances by using the one that is currently most reliable.

Buzzard and Red Kite both visit the feeding ground. Road kill is placed to help them survive the winter, while natural food is at it’s lowest.

There is to be no messing about with the set-up in anyway.

Disturbance must be kept to a minimum.

Do not wander in and out of the hide unless completly neccessary

No gaps in the netting making yourself visible in any way from outside.

No sudden lens movements

Noise to be kept to a minimum

Please take all your mess home

When the target species visit please wait until he starts feeding before any shots are fired

The site is covered by CCTV with audio.

Anyone found to be flouting the rules will not be welcome back to any hides run by Scottish Photography Hides.

Meeting Point

Beside the War Memorial at, Ringford, DG7 2AL

Meeting Time

Monday-Sunday: 07:00am

Photography Hide Facilities



Layby Parking

Disabled Access

Terms & Conditions

By booking this photography workshop you are agreeing to our Terms & Conditions.

Additional Information

It can get a bit chilly at this site as it is situated in the moors and relatively high up so warm clothing is advisable. The walk to the spot is less than one hundred yards, very flat and easy to get to on foot. Due to the location of this spot, there are no toilets on site.

Its important you have good hide etiquette as Buzzards are notoriously wary. No sudden lens movements and silent shutter and single shot are advised with this subject.

PLEASE NOTE: You will be expected to be in the hide until sunset to maximise your chances however there is no obligation on the time you spend in the hide and its entirely up to you how long you give it. Just dont complain if you have a no show if you do go early.


Available: October – March
Max Participants: 4 Persons
Lenses: 300mm (+TC) – 600mm

Meeting Point & Time
Meeting is at 07:00am Beside the War Memorial at, Ringford, DG7 2AL

It is important that clients are there sharp as the hide manager only has a 30 minute window and if you are late you may loose your day. It would also be appreciated if you could be suited and booted and have all required kit ready prior to the meeting. Thanks in advance.



From the 7am start you can finish whenever you wish. However we advise that you stay until the light fades so that you maximise your chances of capturing your intended subject. Another reason we encourage you to stay is the best light at this hide is the last few hours of the day.

Because of our schedule we cannot meet any later than this. However if you have been before then it can be arranged that you make your own way up. Please note the cost is the same as you are still taking a place up for that particular day.

It is our policy not to give out our number as in the past it caused to much hassle as we were receiving calls all day and night. We were forced to make the decision to only deal with emails, Facebook messenger or Instagram messages.

No, you are greeted at the meeting point then are told to follow the site manager to the hide where you park up. The hide is only a short walk from here.

NO, All bait must be supplied by Scottish Photography hides.

If you would like a hide to yourself the number of seats in that particular hide must be paid for. If you want the whole site to yourself it is a high cost and a price can be arranged.

Buzzards are extremely wary so we do not permit this practice

Unfortunately no, We do our best to attract them regularly and have a high hit rate. Of course there will be days a no show occurs, but we are dealing with wildlife here so you must understand this can happen.

If the cancelation occurs within one month of the hide date you will unfortunately lose your day altogether. If it is over a month away you will be able to choose another date that must be taken within a 12 month period of the cancelation. With Covid-19 being a factor in recent times we have extended this period to 2 years. However no refunds will be issued on any cancelations.

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