Join us on this unique 7 day/6 night tour to explore the picturesque Lake District in colourful autumn with a small group (maximum of 5 participants only) guided by two professional photographers, and including all transport and accommodation!
As a bonus - as if the amazing scenery isn't enough! - the best filter company in the business, Kase filters, is kindly sponsoring our workshop & will be providing multiple sets of their Pro filters just for us - so you can get the most out this amazing workshop!
Guide Dion Hitchcock will be joined by Phil Buckle, a highly regarded landscape photographer who lives on the edge of the Lake District and specialises in running workshops in this gorgeous part of the country.
Day 1 (9th Nov) – Journey to The Lakes
We’ll collect you from central London & begin the journey to our lovely accommodation in central Keswick. As always on our tours we'll have photography-related entertainment & information on our flip down TV screen, along with assorted photographic magazines to browse through to inspire & learn on our journey. We'll also take occasional breaks at notable attractions en route to stretch our legs.
We'll aim to check in, freshen up, then head to our first sunset opportunity at the spectacular Castlerigg Stone Circle.
Day 2 (10th Nov) – Ullswater
We’ll begin our first morning with sunrise at the iconic Duke of Portland boathouse looking down Ullswater towards the distant fells. From there we’ll pay a visit to Hallin Fell with a gorgeous view down two valleys, with Beda Fell in all its autumnal glory dividing them. During the day we will visit the powerful Aira Force, the most famous of the Lakes’ waterfalls, falling 70ft below a slate bridge into a rock pool & surrounded by Victorian landscaping.
Day 3 (11th Nov) – Derwent Water
Crow Park will start our day for sunrise looking down Derwent Water with Borrowdale Valley and the surrounding Fells beyond. Nearby is Isthmus Bay where you will find the remains of some concrete jetties looking towards the Cumbrian Mountains. Other options for later in the day are Ashness Jetty or Tewet Tarn.
Day 4 (12th Nov) – Buttermere
This morning we will head for Buttermere and once again put those Kase ND filters to work capturing the famous lone tree with tranquil views across the lake, followed by a short journey up the lake where we will have views of Char Hut and the autumn colours on the mosaic slopes of Haystacks. Later in the day we will explore the Southern shore of Crummock Water with several composition options of rocks or trees to choose from.
Day 5 (13th Nov) – Great Langdale
We’ll start the day at the River Brathay near Elterwater hoping for a touch of mist at sunrise with a couplet of oak trees and a small copse reflecting in the calm water. Later we will head down the Great Langdale Valley towards Side Pike & Blea Tarn both of which have gorgeous views towards the Langdale Pikes.
Day 6 (14th Nov) - Lowther Castle!
Our last full day will see us visit the incredible Lowther Castle, deservedly winning Cumbria's Attraction of the Year in 2018. We'll explore the beautiful & uniquely cultivated gothic ruins & have a chance to find wild red squirrels and red deer.
Day 7 (15th Nov) – Return Journey
For our final day in the stunning Lake District we will begin with a visit to Tewet Tarn, or even Castlerigg Stone Circle for sunrise with views towards Blencathra and Skiddaw fells. We'll then say goodbye to Keswick & journey back to London with full memory cards and many happy memories.
Return transport from London, & in Lake District.
Accommodation: An entire beautiful house! (self catering - restaurants & shops 1 min walk!)
2 x single rooms (King bed) £100 supplement each (both now taken)
2 x twin share rooms
2 x Professional photo guides, tuition, + Kase filters!
Not included: Food & drink.
Price: £795 pp (£50 deposit, balance via Bank Transfer to secure place)