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Exmoor Photography Tour
28th Oct - 01st Nov, 2022 - AVAILABLE
Tutored by Peter Hendrie and
£1599.00 pp / Deposit -£300.00
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Our Exmoor photography tour will take place in October with Peter Hendrie. There are few places in England (some would say the world!) that have such a variety of beautiful, unspoilt scenery packed into such a relatively small space as Exmoor. The second smallest of England’s National Parks, barely 267 square miles, it nevertheless possesses some of the most diverse and spectacular landscapes to be found anywhere in the country. Exmoor’s splendour and stunning natural beauty leaves an indelible mark on its visitors.
The tour of Exmoor will take us from Tarr Steps to the mysterious Valley of the Rocks, perched on the cliffs above Lynton & Lynmouth. Our base will be the famous Exmoor White Horse Inn in the very heart of Exmoor National Park. Peter's vast knowledge of Exmoor will help you to identify the Moor’s changing moods and also help you discover those magical compositions that so often elude us in unfamiliar places.
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Exmoor Photography Tour - Exmoor Landscape Photography
There are few places in England (some would say the world!) that have such a variety of beautiful, unspoilt scenery packed into such a relatively small space as Exmoor. The second smallest of England’s National Parks, barely 267 square miles, it nevertheless possesses some of the most diverse and spectacular landscapes to be found anywhere in the country. Exmoor’s splendour and stunning natural beauty leaves an indelible mark on its visitors.
Our Exmoor photography journey will take us from Tarr Steps, a prehistoric clapper bridge spanning the river Barle in the heart of the moor with some of the stones weighing over five tons, to the mysterious Valley of the Rocks, perched on the cliffs above Lynton & Lynmouth. The Exmoor coast is one of the most unspoilt and best-protected stretches of coastline in England and Wales. The Exmoor “hogs-back” cliffs are dramatic and awe-inspiring; they include the highest sea cliffs on the British mainland reaching a height of 318 meters at Great Hangman near Combe Martin.
The moor was home to the legendary nomadic group of brigands called the Doones, made famous by R D Blackmore’s novel “Lorna Doone”. Along the Doone Valley are the villages of Malmsmead. Oare and Brendon as well as the famous Robber Bridge. The many superb village locations, the varied wide-open vistas of Exmoor with its steep sided combes, fast flowing streams and ancient woodlands, not to mention its wildlife, are a photographers dream.
Basic geology of course plays its part. Exmoor’s relatively soft rocks have been worn down by the fast-flowing streams to form its characteristic steep-sided combes. But man has also played a significant role: hardly any part of the moor has escaped “improvement”, sometimes stretching back over thousands of years, and not just in the era of nineteenth-century high farming ushered in by the Simonsbath family. Designation as a National Park in 1954 has helped, fortunately, to protect the area from the damaging over-development that has to often been inflicted on other parts of England in the late-twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
Peter’s vast knowledge of Exmoor will help you to identify the Moor’s changing moods, and also help you discover those magical compositions that so often elude us in unfamiliar places. Following on from the success of our other tours, this trip will be tailored by Peter to make the most of any opportunities for clour in the extensively wooded valleys. Waterproof & windproof clothing are recommended and good walking boots are essential.
In the evenings you will have the opportunity to view Peter’s work, together with constructive feedback on your own work. This tour is designed to appeal to all photographers whatever your ability level.
Our base is the famous Exmoor White Horse Inn, in the village of Exford, in the very heart of Exmoor National Park. The same family has run the Inn for the past eighteen years. There is a photographic gallery with wonderful images of Exmoor adorning the walls to entice you onto the Moor and encourage you to load that film or card, ready for the next day. By the way the name of the family running this establishment is Hendrie. Home territory indeed
Staying at the Exmoor White Horse from 28th Oct - 1st Nov 2022 for 4 nights.
Full board basis
Well orgnaized, but weather was against us.
Great scenery and the hotel was superb - really good food. Peter was a terrific host and guide, and provided great photographic help.
A very enjoyable tour, well led and organised. Peter did an excellent job of finding locations and working around the weather. We had a bit of rain, but also a lot of rainbows and in the end it did not spoil the enjoyment at all. The hotel and the food was excellent and the evening meetings very instructive.
This was my first tour with Light and Land. It was an excellent trip and Peter was a great guide showing us a real variety of locations. He also provided the right amount of coaching and tuition whcih helped my phtography. He has an excellent knowledge of the area.
Exmoor offers a magnificent variety of landscapes within a compact area. Peter Hendrie, with his exceptional local knowledge and photographic experience showed us the best of these in spite of sometimes challenging weather. On hand at all times imparting general advice and detailed individual instruction, Peter is an excellent workshop leader. The photo review sessions before dinner were enjoyed by all of the varied group. Coupling the above with the high standards of food, comfort and hospitali
Another enjoyable and interesting tour with Peter. The weather was very mixed, but then what do you expect on Exmoor at the end of October, but between the showers the light was fantastic and so many rainbows we named it the The Rainbow Tour.
Beautiful scenery, fresh air and photography - what more could I ask for! It was lovely to be ferried around to stunning locations, Peter knows the area like the back of his hand and was able to adapt to weather conditions to take us to the best photo opportunities. I picked up tips to improve my photography along the way. The hospitality at the hotel was marvellous and the food delicious! I had a lovely time and have some nice photos that I am very pleased with too. Thank you.