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Helen Kirsten Wilkinson Helen Kirsten Wilkinson from ILKESTON wrote on September 20, 2021
What an amazing experience with Paul at the red squirrel hide yesterday. Paul's expertise with the wildlife, and understanding how best to capture images, is second to none. Would highly recommend. Thank you so much for a truly awesome day, and for all your kind help in making sure we got those all-important shots.
Trevor Jones Trevor Jones from Barnsley wrote on September 4, 2021
I spent yesterday with Paul and the Red Squirrels. What a great experience, although the light was poor, I thoroughly enjoyed the day.
Very friendly and good advice on settings and other information regarding post processing. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Paul to other photographers and will visit again.
Keep up the good work.
Regards Trevor.
Philip Holroyd Philip Holroyd from Solihull wrote on August 18, 2021
I booked a Red Squirrel workshop with Paul having been impressed his website and the images that he takes.
I am new to wildlife photography and Paul helped me with the best settings to use. I was amazed with the activity of these creatures and managed to get some great shots with Pauls help. Paul set two hides for me, a jump & stone wall set.
All in all I had a great day & got some super photographs. I hope to be doing more with Paul in the future & would recommend his workshops.
Paula Wiseman Paula Wiseman from Essex wrote on July 9, 2021
Having visited Pauls squirrel hide in Yorkshire 2 years ago I booked a trip with Paul to the Isle of Mull. I cannot recommend either more highly. Mull was just totally amazing. Paul tracked down Otters, buzzards, hen harrier, fly catcher, stonechats, deer, to name just a few of what we see. The amount of wildlife was incredible . Pauls knowledge of wildlife is so impressive. During my stay we went to Staffa and Lunga where the puffins totally take your breath away along with the scenery. Two trips out to search for sea eagles was totally amazing. We had such a great time and I cannot recommend this trip highly enough, for any photographer/wildlife enthusiast you will be in your element.
craggwildlifephotography craggwildlifephotography from oldham wrote on July 7, 2021
Cannot recommend Paul enough , He goes the extra mile to make sure his clients get the shots they can only dream of before going on his workshops, Nothing is too much trouble for him ,Once you've mastered his geordie accent you will enjoy every minute spent with Paul. His squirrel , badger and owl workshops are all set up to get excellent captures. Thanks Paul for all the good times already and looking forward to all the good times in the future..
Phil & Michelle Phil & Michelle from Chorley wrote on May 25, 2021
My wife and I have just returned from Mull having spent 4 days with Paul on his Mull wildlife workshop. Paul's knowledge of the islands species and where to find them is first rate.
The otters were the highlight of the trip simply because our group had an unusually long close encounter with a mother and cub. We were privileged to spend over an hour with the pair and thousands of photos were taken between us. We went back a couple of days later and encountered a dog otter, again we had close up view and spent about thirty minutes watching him hunt, feed and preen. Another one of Pauls sites also gave us a view of an otter.
The trips to the sea eagles and puffins were amazing. To have a private group charter to photograph the eagles makes all the difference when it comes to moving around the boat and getting the desired shot. The Lunga puffin trip gave us extended time on the island after everybody else had left which was incredible.
Other trips around the island produced sightings of red deer, wheatear, stonechat, great northern diver, pipets and the list goes on.
Paul was always on hand to advise about camera settings, exposure, shutter speed etc. Thoroughly recommended as are his wildlife hides, the red squirrel hide has to be the best in the UK by far.
Many thanks from us both for an exceptional trip and we will see you again soon.
Rob Carter Rob Carter from Worthing wrote on May 12, 2021
Had another great day with Paul phtgraphing hs little Owl. Paul was as ever the professional setting me up in the hide and checking if I needed anything. I had a wait for the Owl but had the added bunus of a couple of Hares making their way down the field and in to my view. The little Owl did not let me down either waiting on the wall and then swooped down on to one of Pauls great posts..A great morning would recommend this workshop very highly. Thanks again Paul.
John Warham John Warham from Thornham wrote on April 22, 2021
I have just come back from a great day out photographing moorland birds with Paul. We were helped by a beautiful Spring day in the Northern Dales and were able to get great views, and photographs of red grouse, lapwing, meadow pipit - all at point blank range, as well as wheatear and curlew and little owl. A beautiful golden plover in full breeding plumage put in a welcome appearance later in the day. Paul also took me to three quiet dipper spots where we were able to sit and watch these fantastic birds at close ranges. All that, plus the fact that Paul is a great guy to travel with, once you tune into the accent (!), makes this a highly recommended day out with plenty of variety
Mykal Dutton Mykal Dutton from Hest bank wrote on April 20, 2021
I did the full one to one workshop which included the woodland hide, reflection hide and the amazing jumping set up. Paul was very professional and set up each hide perfectly. the squirrels and bird life was abundant and the photo opportunities endless. The place itself is so tranquil and in touch with nature. really enjoyed myself and will be doing more photo days with Paul--highly recommended
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˜