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Eamonn Eamonn from Skipton wrote on January 8, 2021:
My second visit to the hide, and agin it didnโ€™t disappoint. I was lucky to have snow again, and the reds were loving every minute.
This setup is one of the best, the wildlife is fantastic, nothing to disturb you or them, and Paul is so knowledgable, not only about the little guys, but also readily available to offer support on setup.

One of the things I was so impressed about was Paulโ€™s commitment to the conservation of the area. Paul commits so much of his time to the surroundings. Wildlife means the world to him, itโ€™s not a commercial gain.

Thank you Paul, I hope to see you soon and keep up the great work.
Liam Liam from Derbyshire wrote on December 24, 2020:
I had been wanting to visit ever since I saw several videos on Youtube that featured the hides and the squirrels, and I was not dissapointed.

I spent a decent amount of time with the squirrels and they are obviously extremely well cared for and looked after. They are very friendly and inquisitve and are great subjects to shoot.

There are a lot of woodland birds that visit the hides, too, giving you plenty of oppourtunies to boost your portfolio and get some great shots.

Paul gave me some advice to start of with for camera settings and a bit of a brief on the squirrel behvaiours to get the best shots, then left me to it for the rest of the day.

I definitely recommend a visit. Paul is a great guy and is very passionate about these animals and puts a lot of time into making sure they thrive.

I am already planning a return trip to the hides.

The added bonus is that there is no phone signal, which means it is just you and the critters. Bliss.

10/10
David Pike David Pike from Exeter wrote on December 20, 2020:
I had a fantastic day with the red squirrels. Paul gave good advice on lens choice for the day and I spent a few hours at the reflection pool hide - the squirrels were really close and the setting was great. There were loads of woodland birds constantly visiting the pool and a great spotted woodpecker also made an appearance.
The best part of the day was when Paul returned and we spent a couple of hours in the woodland setting, outside of the hide photographing the jumping squirrels and I was able to choose the positions and locations. Paul was great company and had really helpful advice to get the shots right.
It was a fantastic day and I am looking forward to going back in the summer.
Stuart and Sue Greenhalgh Stuart and Sue Greenhalgh from Stockport wrote on November 3, 2020:
Wonderful Experience

We are still making our way through the photos we took at Paulโ€™s Red Squirrel Hides in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales.

Following booking with Paul he ensured we had all the necessary details on where to meet him, what the terrain would be like to the Hides and even down to the lenses we would require for each hide. We were not disappointed.

The setup of the hides is amazing set in mature woodland and providing opportunities to photograph the wonderful red squirrels up close. Both hides are well equipped and Paul was on hand to keep plenty of food supplied for the squirrels. Our favourite experience of the day was at the reflection pool hide, we couldnโ€™t get over how close the squirrels were coming to us. Some wonderful images were taken here. There was also the opportunity to photograph the squirrels leaping and sat on moss covered stone walls. It was a privilege to be in their presence.

Paul has the perfect knowledge, personality and friendliness to make the experience a memorable one. The whole day was superb and we will be definitely repeating it next year. We would have no hesitation in highly recommending the red squirrel hides and Paul to our friends and fellow photographers.
David Gillette-Inglis David Gillette-Inglis from Kirk Ella wrote on November 1, 2020:
Returned following 3 days with Paul on the Stag Rut in Scotland, thanks for a great 3 days, good locations and splendid wildlife, the company was excellent also, mine host was knowledgeable, informative and great company.
Bruce Kendrick Bruce Kendrick from Cheshire wrote on October 18, 2020:
What a great day Paul. Thanks so much. Your set up is first class and your attention to detail next to none. You have worked hard. Many congratulations. We had a splendid day. Very many keepers.
David Bennion David Bennion from Preston wrote on October 10, 2020:
Just returned from the Stag workshop in Scotland and what a fantastic experience. Not only did i get loads of fantastic photos of the Red Deer (note these are trully wild not park deer) but Paul took us to some brilliant landscape locations. This is a 5 star experience.
I've used Pauls squirrel hides before and Paul put the same level of excellent care into the Stag workshop as he does at his hides.
Jane Horton Jane Horton from Leeds wrote on September 23, 2020:
Just returned from a two day Dumfries workshop with Paul and we got a full house. Tawny Owl at night, Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher and the icing on the cake Pine Martin at night.
Unbelievable photo opportunity and Paul couldn't do enough to make the experience a happy and successful one.
Would highly recommend any of Paul's trips/workshops. Thank Paul, will see you again.
Ian Bower Ian Bower from Barnsley wrote on September 12, 2020:
Spent a full day at Paulโ€™s hides yesterday(11-09-2020) what a fantastic day .everything is very well laid out and Paul is a superb host , nothing is too much trouble . Paul was always on hand to help or offer advice about equipment and how to get the best out of the day .very highly recommended with an extra star added......we will be back Paul , and thank you
William Morris William Morris from Poole wrote on September 9, 2020:
Spent a great day photographing and watching red squirrels at Paul's reflection pool hide. Highly recommend it
debbie summers debbie summers from Malton wrote on September 6, 2020:
Today i had the most fantastic day at the red squirrel hide thanks to paul fowlie. will definitely be going again maybe in the spring to get the different colours. this is easily worth the cost and the 2hr drive to spend 6 hrs getting amazing shots of birds and the adorable red squirrels ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
Allan Symons Allan Symons from Gateshead wrote on September 2, 2020:
Had a great time at Paulโ€™s red squirrel hides. Paul is a great host and keeps Seeding the locations throughout the day. You can get some stunning images from all the hides, but probably my favourite was the reflection pool. Fortunately, for us, the weather conditions were excellent during the day but even if they werenโ€™t it was a joy to watch the squirrels at play. Iโ€™ll definitely return during the winter months.
Ceinwen Edwards Ceinwen Edwards from Sheffield wrote on August 29, 2020:
Had such a wonderful experience photographing red squirrels with Paul last Sunday. A fantastic setup and such cheeky little critters... and then there were the squirrels!! Seriously though, a fabulous experience and managed to get some lovely shots too. Thanks Paul.
Gary Jones Gary Jones from Ceredigion wrote on August 27, 2020:
A great day was had yesterday, Paul was on hand if I needed anything, There was plenty of action with the squirrels. Recommend going there 100% . Returned to Wales a very satisfied photographer.
Bob and Mary Bob and Mary from Epworth wrote on August 25, 2020:
Arrived home from four days with Paul in Mull. He seems to have a radar ability to find otters and once found he worked hard to ensure we were in the best place possible to take our photographs. We have worked with Paul on a number of occasions and got to know how he marries the welfare of the natural world with the expectations of his clients. Thanks for all your efforts on our behalf Paul!
Garry Chisholm Garry Chisholm from Irchester wrote on August 25, 2020:
Yesterday I met, and made a great new friend in Paul Fowlie. whilst photographing the Red Squirrels. The squirrels are not shy at all, in fact I had one visit me inside the hide on more than one occasion curious to know what was going on. and at another time I had as many as 11 within a few yards of me. The photo opportunities are endless though my only regret, as someone who loves macro photography was in not having my macro lens with me because several of the squirrels were within easy reach for quality macro photography.. Lesson learnt, I won't make the same mistake next time! The setting is wonderful with lovely views and extremely peaceful; you really are at one with nature. Fellow wildlife photographers, if photographing Red Squirrels is on your wish list then this is THE place to go.
James Wilding James Wilding from Cambridge wrote on August 14, 2020:
This was my first ever one to one and any form of lesson so was unsure what to expect, Paul was fantastic he went above and beyond to make sure I went away happy and the images I was after. He also has a fantastic relationship with the squirrels. Amazing experience would thoroughly recommend it.
Rob Carter Rob Carter from Worthing wrote on August 2, 2020:
Brilliant day with Paul at the squirrel hide. Paulis passionate about his wildlife and that really comes across on he day.He couldnt do enoug for me on the day and I would recommend anyone to take the oppurtunity to experience his squirrel hide. Definately a top day out. Thanks Paul
Rich Jones Rich Jones from Prestatyn wrote on July 30, 2020:
Had a fantastic two days at Paulโ€™s Squirrel hide.
Fabulous picture opportunities, in my humble opinion this is the best red squirrel hide in the U K
Paul was superb and couldnโ€™t do enough to help or advise where/if needed.
I shall be back!
Cheers Paul.
Geoff W Geoff W from Holmfirth wrote on July 25, 2020:
An amazing day with Paul and the red squirrels.The hides are brilliant and the squirrels are everywhere, offering great opportunities for pictures. You will certainly get some outstanding shot of red squirrels. The reflection pool offers a totally different photo situation and there is the option to capture squirrels leaping in mid air,something pretty unique and highly recommended.
This is without doubt one of the best photo hides anywhere and if you have the chance go for it, I very much look forward to returning.