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Getting back in touch with nature is enjoyable for almost everyone. Some people like to take one week a year to do it, whereas others will make it a permanent hobby, going out week after week to submerge themselves in all of the wonders that the natural world produces. Whether you’re a weekend rambler or a full-time, nature loving, live in a tree and eat berries hermit, the Peak District has something to offer you.

One of the most popular activities in the Peak District is bird watching, and people will rent out Peak District cottages in order to do just that. There are plenty where birds can be viewed from the window, without any additional equipment needed, and even if you’re not a regular bird watcher, putting out a feeder and watching the various types of bird congregate can be very fulfilling and relaxing, but if you want to spot some of the rarer ones you’ll have to put on your walking boots, grab your binoculars, and very quietly creep through the countryside.

Of course, you’re not entirely without help when looking for some winged friends, there are plenty of guides, groups, clubs and events designed to help people track down the best  spots for bird watching, as well as make people aware (but not too many people) of roosting sites for some of the birds.

With a bit of forethought, you can look for cottages in the Peak District that will allow you to take advantage of all the possibilities for bird watching that the Peak District has to offer.

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