Our Brand new reflection pool hide boasts a comfortable experience for your days photography. The hide is a custom build 14ft x 6ft log cabin for 4 people, with mirrored glass viewing area and WWS Snoot’s for lenses, giving brilliant viewing without having to photograph through glass, comfy executive office chairs and plenty of space. A Packed Lunch & Coffee and Tea facilities are included in your hide fee with bean bags & gimbal head plates (3/8″ thread) also provided.
The hide caters for a variety of species from woodland birds, raptors, owls and even a heron. Kingfishers and Little Owl are seen regular in the area too. A easy changeable perch system and infinity reflection pool are also in situ, all set in stunning surroundings of the Staffordshire countryside.
Cannock Chase is the heart of Staffordshire. At 26sq miles it comprises a mixture of natural deciduous woodland, coniferous plantations, open heathland and the remains of early industry, such as coal mining. The landscape owes much to the underlying Triassic bunter formations. Cannock Chase was designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on 16 September 1958 and is the smallest area so designated in mainland Britain. Much of the area is also designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). Despite being relatively small in area, the chase provides a remarkable range of landscape and wildlife, including a herd of around 800 fallow deer, a huge population of Red Deer and a number of rare and endangered birds, including migrant nightjars, and also attracts many species, including brambling, yellowhammer and redstart. We can also expect to see foxes, badger, dragonfly, frogs, toads, and waterfowl along the sites we visit, as well as many other wildlife species.
Barbary macaques are classified as endangered on the IUCN Red list, with around just 6-8000 left in the wild, and can be found throughout the Atlas Mountains. The Barbary Macaques is the only species of Macaque found outside of Asia.
One of the main aims of our trip to the macaques is to raise public awareness on the plight of the Barbary macaques. The Project want to welcome visitors to Monkey Forest and give them information on this endangered species so they leave the park, not only having had a great day out, but also an awareness of how they can help this endangered species.
Re-introduction to the wild
Over 600 Barbary macaques (from three sister parks) have already been successfully re-introduced into their natural habitat in the Atlas Mountains in Morocco, this is the long term goal for the project.