There are still a few hares in the meadows where I live in Derbyshire, but they are very shy and are rarely seen. I have studied hares in other places and I have found small islands to be ideal.
Havergate Island in Suffolk is a great place to observe hares but it is more famous for being the place where avocets returned to breed in England in the 1940s, after an absence of 200 years.
There are no hare predators on the island and so they prosper well and, because it is an RSPB nature reserve, they do not suffer undue pressure from people. They can be seen easily and display much of their behaviour in open spaces. Havergate Island has lots of butterflies too.
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