Date: 24th - 28th October 2016
It’s difficult for us to imagine now, but two hundred years ago the Lake District was thought ugly and quite literally terrible! The English Lake District was one of the birthplaces of our modern Western love of rugged and ‘wild’ landscape. Wordsworth, the great Romantic poet, and a “lakeman” through and through, lived in Grasmere in the heart of this beautiful region and through his glorious verse did much to change the public perception of the landscape.
This compact National Park is often thought of, by both British and overseas visitors, as the most beautiful region in the British Isles. Surprisingly this iconic landscape is a mere 35 miles across. Lake Windermere, the largest of the sixteen lakes, is just ten and a half miles long.
However, the astonishing variety of landscape in this breathtaking region is unrivalled: from the bucolic beauty of sheep grazing in the Newlands Valley to the stark setting of the Neolithic Castlerigg Stone Circle beneath shapely Blencathra; from the lovely wooded shore of Rydal Water to the awesome Hard Knott Pass and the towering bulk of the Scafell range, England’s highest mountain; from the white ribbon of Aira Force falling through woodland in dappled light to the reflections of white-washed farmhouses in tranquil Watendlath Tarn.
This autumn tour is led by Phil Malpas and Clive Minnitt. Both have a wealth of experience photographing Lakeland landscapes and are experts at finding those magical compositions which often elude others.
In the evenings, you will have the opportunity to receive constructive feedback on your own work. This tour is designed to appeal to photographers whatever your ability level.
The tour will be based in the beautifully situated Borrowdale Hotel on the shores of Derwent Water and the group will have a minibus to carry you to locations further afield. There will be some walking across rough terrain so a degree of physical fitness is required.
Long term Light & Land devotee, Clive Minnitt is one of our most experienced leaders. Photography became his passion following a two and a half year back-packing adventure around the world during the late 1980’s. His love of the outdoors coupled...