This is a long-established hide and has a near 100% record of achieving full-frame shots of great spotted woodpecker on carefully chosen logs and branches, with a good clean background.

Sparrowhawk is a frequent visitor to this hide, drawn by the avian activity, however, being a raptor of this type, there are no guarantees of this spectacular bird of prey. One photographer has had a sparrowhawk perched for 25 minutes, and another had a woodpecker taken as prey.

Other birds such as tits, nuthatches and finches will also provide entertainment.
This hide is available from 1st October to 31st March each year.

A 300mm lens is the minimum requirement for this hide
Due to the nature of woodpeckers and their acuity to movement, this hide is for 1 photographer and is only available on an exclusive basis.

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Hiring Hides and Supervised Hide Sessions Terms and Conditions

Location: Scrag Copse, near Rusper, West Sussex and Small Dole, near Henfield, West Sussex

Hide Hire

One person £125
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Lens Hire

500 mm Nikon and Canon lenses are available for hire including tripod at £85 per event please e-mail to book

Hide Gift Voucher

Gift Voucher £125
gift vouchers

Payment: Paypal or online transfer to be made at time of booking.

Enquiries: please email