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RSPB Dove Stone, Peak District

Within the Der­byshire Peak District, the hills around Dove Stone and Chew Reser­voirs are some of the few places in Eng­land to see moun­tain hares. Golden plovers fly, along with ravens ( be­low) and curlews. bit.ly/2E3gtP3

Mars­den Moor, North York­shire

This 5,500-acre re­serve is main­tained by the Na­tional Trust. Aside from heather moor­land to search for moun­tain hares, there are also ar­eas of blan­ket bog – good for dis­plays of cot­ton grass and golden plover. bit.ly/2WUdZds

Cairn­gorms Na­tional Park, High­lands

Cairn­gorm Moun­tain is a busy ski re­sort in win­ter, but there is still great wildlife to watch by the vis­i­tor cen­tre in sum­mer. If you fancy a hike away from crowds, moun­tain hares also live on Carn Daimh, the Lad­der and Crom­dale Hills. cairn­gorms.co.uk

Flan­ders Moss NNR, near Stir­ling

Though it isn’t tra­di­tional habi­tat, this unique low­land raised bog hosts moun­tain hares, as well as cot­ton grass and a good pop­u­la­tion of adders. bit.ly/2tUVicb

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