Light & Land

Capturing Corfe

27th Sep, 2017 - AVAILABLE

£185.00 PP / Deposit -£185.00 PP

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Corfe Castle was one of England’s first Norman castles. It occupies a very strong position commanding a gap in the Purbeck Hills between Wareham and Swanage in Dorset. On a quiet misty morning it’s easy to allow your mind to wander thinking about the battles which unfolded at your feet hundreds of years before.... Join our tutor Andy, who has grown up in the area and has spent many a morning photographing the misty sunrise over this stunning ruin and equally spectacular surrounding scenery. 

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  • Tour Code CCV02
  • Included
    • Tuition from Andy Farrer
    • Light lunch
  • Excluded
    • Transport during the workshop
    • Insurance
  • Duration 1 Day Workshops
  • Exertion Easy
  • Tutored By
Capturing Corfe

Corfe Castle was one of England’s first Norman castles. It occupies a very strong position commanding a gap in the Purbeck Hills between Wareham and Swanage in Dorset. On a quiet misty morning it’s easy to allow your mind to wander thinking about the battles which unfolded at your feet hundreds of years before.

The term “turncoat” is thought to have originated at Corfe Castle during a battle where the parliamentary forces under Colonel Bingham had the idea of turning their coats inside out. The lining of their coats was in the Royalist colours and the castles defenders tricked into believing they had been relieved. Parliamentary troops then were successful in breaching the walls, gained entry to the keep and captured the castle.

Eventually Oliver Cromwell ordered Corfe Castle to be demolished in 1645. Many of the cottages in the village are built or repaired with stone from the ruins.

Our tutor, Andy, makes no secret of his love of photographing Corfe Castle. It’s dramatic ruins sit high above the village and can be seen from miles around. Andy will spend the day showing you his favourite viewpoints from near and far. The profile for the castle differs from each angle providing new opportunities and with Andy on hand you will sure to take full advantage of his expertise and capture some dramatic images.

We will stop for lunch in a local tearoom, with views of the castle.

This workshop will begin at 10am, but in the event of the forecast suggesting a misty morning we will contact you in advance to give you the opportunity to meet Andy for a misty sunrise as well. We will finish at around 4.30pm.

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