Here's Hares!

Mountain hare

Went out on Ranger patrol today, up from Far Blacks, Grinah Stones, Bleaklow Stones, Near Bleaklow Stones then back down Near Blacks. The area at the top of the 3 Blacks (White Stones/Bleaklow Meadows) was swarming with mountain hares - I counted 25 in about 1 hour. One of the other Rangers in the Crowden area saw loads as well. There was snow on the ground 2 weeks ago, so they are in their pure white winter coats, so they stood out a mile. So much for them being rare!

Re: Here's Hares!

Hi Alan. I know it's a long time since you write this article, but I was often on Bleaklow in the eighties when much snow was around.Sometime I was there in" whiteouts" and saw pure white hares dashing about everywhere and they were huge. I soon lost contact though so there winter coat does really work. A group of us are venturing out this sunday on Bleaklow so I'm hoping to see few more. Kind regards. Donworkin