• Welcome to ProHides™

    So this is it! The big secret project! It's a simple concept really. Superb, high-quality wildlife photography hides on a private 1,400 acre organic farm set on the Downs. The subjects? So far we have badgers, foxes, barn owl, little owl, red kite and buzzard. At the centre of the farm estate, an award-winnning pub providing awesome food, drinks and accommodation. Both day rates and longer package stays available! Open Days in September!
  • Little Owls & Shepherd Hut

    We have many owls on the farm, including barn owls and tawny owls, but arguably the most endearing and engaging are the Little Owls. Ours have taken up their usual residence in an extremely photogenic old shepherd hut, basking on the east-facing window frame every morning!
  • ShutterShack™

    Safe, secure, incredibly well insulated and comfortable... Our ShutterShack™ offers three photographer stations, complete with camp beds for all-night stays, WWS® Snoots, super-comfy adjustable swivel chairs and Manfrotto™ Super Clamps for your preferred tripod head.
  • Prototype PhotoArk™

    One of our PhotoArk™ hides settling in at a new badger feeding station on the Downs. The view from the hide is stunning, reaching far across the surrounding countryside. Here, you are literally surrounded by badger setts, but it's also fantastic for red fox, roe deer and farmland game birds.
  • Our prototype PhotoArk™

    Helen Browning's Organic Eastbrook Farm has a core business around based around livestock. The land is dotted with these arks and the wildlife living there accepts these stark structures as part of the landscape. They're galvanised steel and very shiny, but the animals don't care - shape, smell and movement are their only concerns!

Open Days in September!

Welcome to PROHIDES™ at Eastbrook | We have Open Days on the 20th September and 11th October to visit our bespoke wildlife photography hides located exclusively in a private 1,400 acre organic farm in the heart of the English countryside. Our farm is rich with abundant badgers, foxes, brown hares, roe deer, barn owls, little owls, red kites, buzzards, skylarks, buntings and a wealth of other species.

For discerning and passionate wildlife photographers, this is arguably best region in England to photograph iconic downland wildlife. Here you can photograph day and night in secure and comfortable bespoke hides, partnered with an award-winning pub, with amazing organic food, fine ales and eco-accommodation.

Edmund's ShutterShack™

Badgers and woodland birds! This is one of the largest badger setts on the entire farm. The sett runs the entire length of a south-facing earth bank under the light shade of weeping willows. At the western end, the willows stop and the bank continues with a covering of grass and wildflowers – this is the […]

Downland ShutterShack™

Badgers and Raptors! A vast badger sett extending throughout a hollow on the highest and most picturesque location on the farm with stunning views of the surrounding downland countryside. The hollow is a former chalk quarry, long abandoned and grassed over. Now it is the idyllic home to farmland birds, wildflowers and badgers – the perfect location for our […]

Woodshed WWS®

Barn Owls in a picturesque barn! One of the most amazing aspects of Helen Browning’s Organic farm, is the willingness to let nature reclaim areas that are no longer in use. In the middle of the western end of the farm, lies the old Woodshed. The roof is falling in. There is old machinery rusting. The […]

Shepherd Hut WWS®

Little Owls & The Old Shepherd Hut… Every April, the Little Owls return to the Shepherd Hut – a derelict corrugated iron rust-bucket with monumental photogenic charm. The owls, make their home within the roof and regularly perch on the characterful window, framed by a wild rambling dog rose. Little owls hunt most during the first and […]

Raptor PhotoArks™

The Wessex Downs AONB, with its rolling downland landscape, is the perfect habitat for soaring birds of prey and carrion feeders such as the Buzzard (Buteo buteo) and stunning Red Kite (Milvus milvus). Eastbrook Farm lies on the western fringe of the Wessex Downs and it is no exception. Four resident pairs of Buzzards and […]

Badger PhotoArk™

Our ground-level Downland Badger PhotoArk™ is located in the corner of vast field on the chalk hill above Bishopstone. On two sides, mature hedgerows conceal an extensive badger sett and just behind the PhotoArk™, the Eastbrook Valley is even more badgers. This ground-level hide is quite literally surrounded by badger setts! Facing north west, along […]

Riverside WWS®

The River Cole flows north west through the centre of Bishopstone and along Eastbrook Farm’s western boundary, shouldered by stands of willows and grazing pastures for the dairy herd. The small river and its lush banks are home to Water Voles, Kingfishers, muntjac, foxes and more. We’ve even seen a swimming mole! In one stand of […]