Saw a fantastic winter pelaged mountain hare near the Waystone this morning.  This is the northernmost Pennine one I’ve seen, being several miles north of the Saddleworth Moor population.  I have a booklet published by the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust called, ‘The Mountain Hare in the Peak District’, which states that during a survey of this species in 2000, one was recorded by National Trust wardens on Close Moss (south of Buckstones Moss and south of the A640).

Merry Christmas, Chris