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This is a two hour walk of approximatley 3 miles along the picturesque stretch of The Thames known as Desborough Island. The Desborough Cut is an artificial channel in the River Thames. It was completed in 1935, to improve flow and ease navigation on the river and it's construction created Desborough Island. The Cut and the adjacent Island were named after Lord Desborough who was chairman of the Thames Conservancy at the time. We will walk around the island pausing to take photos particularly on the two bridges that give access to the island. Paths might be a bit muddy in places. There is plenty of free parking in the large car park next to Cafe Gino Shepperton, Walton-on-Thames KT12 1AR There is a £2 attendance fee, please pay at the meeting point. Thank you.
This is a resceduled event due to a cancelation for bad weather. If you have signed up previously please just let me know you will be attending. There are still plenty of places if you have not signed up for a previous event, so come along and take some really exciting night photographs! We will be creating golden spheres with wire wool, and using a pixel stick. Attendees are welcome to bring any other lights to the event, the more the merrier! You will need a tripod , and a torch will be useful to find your way to and from the car park. We will working in manual mode with long shutter speeds, anything from 5 to 30 seconds. If you are not sure of the best camera settings I will be able to help you. Parking is free at the foot of the Hill in Halfpenny Lane, and it is a very short walk to the location.
Boris the Polar Bear (yes, he's still here), an eye-watering £500,000 dragon scene made in horseshoes (that's where the witch is), plus lakes, HUNDREDS of sculptures in all sorts of media (not everything will be to your taste) and acres of grounds to walk around. The Sculpture Park is a gem and it should be a full-on two hours. You can take a virtual tour here: https://www.thesculpturepark.com/ The full route has a LOT of steps. Wear sturdy footwear. And bring water. There is nowhere to buy a coffee/anything to eat, but there are two loos. But you can bring a picnic if you want to stay longer. Or you can leave to get food elsewhere and re-enter on the same ticket. Entrance fee is £10, some concessions available at the reception office. PARKING There are a few places immediately outside the park entrance. Further places are available in the overflow car park for the "Bel and Dragon" Hotel, opposite the Sculpture Park. MEETING POINT Meet at the front gate at 10am. ATTENDANCE FEE There is a £2 attendance fee to assist with the running of the group. Please pay at the meeting point, thank you.
Ramster Gardens are particularly famous for their rhododendron and azalea collection. Last season we went (too early!) for the magnolias but were rewarded with other beautiful flowers and scenery, so we know it's a fabulous place for photography. Ramster Gardens are set in 20 acres of mature woodland. We will take a leisurely walk through the woodland, past the lake and into the bog garden. Check out the gallery from their website here (https://www.ramsterevents.com/photo-gallery). Admission Charge for adults is £7.50 per person. PARKING AND MEETING POINT Congregate in the car park. Ramster Hall & Gardens is located 1.5 miles south of Chiddingfold on the A283. ATTENDANCE FEE There is a £2 attendance fee for this event to assist with the cost of running the group. Please pay at the meet up point, thank you.