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Langdale & The Lakes, Small Group Photography Tour

10th - 15th Jan, 2021 - FULLY BOOKED

Tutored by Joe Cornish and

£2899.00 pp / Deposit -£2,899.00

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During the Industrial Revolution the English Lake District was on the front line of resource exploitation. A landscape now so well-loved for its rugged beauty, and tranquility was mined, quarried and forested to pave, roof and build the colonial ambitions of the British Empire. In reaction rose the Romantic movement, and tourism, and a long struggle for the soul of the region.

Our Langdale and the Lake District photography tour will be led by Joe Cornish. Joe has been visiting the Lakes regularly since his first professional book assignment about the Founders of the National Trust back in in 1986. As well as his extensive knowledge of the area, Joe loves to look at pictures, discuss how they work, and help and advise on matters of post-production. This will be a small group workshop, so giving an intimate and personal atmosphere, and plenty of time for rest, relaxation and reflection.

Tags: Lake District Photography Tour | Lake District Photography Holiday | Langdale Valley Landscape Photography

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At a Glance

  • Tutored By
  • Exertion
    Strenuous
  • Included
    • ACCOMMODATION ON SINGLE OCCUPANCY BASIS (DOUBLE AVAILABLE ON REQUEST)
    • Full board basis - breakfast, lunch and dinners included
    • TUITION FROM JOE CORNISH
    • Transport during the tour
  • Excluded
    • Travel to the hotel
    • Insurance
    • Extras
  • Duration 5 Night Tours
  • Leading Lights
  • Tour Code LDJ01
Langdale & The Lakes, Small Group Photography Tour

Lake District Photography Tour - Langdale Valley Landscape Photography

During the Industrial Revolution the English Lake District was on the front line of resource exploitation. A landscape now so well-loved for its rugged beauty, and tranquility was mined, quarried and forested to pave, roof and build the colonial ambitions of the British Empire. In reaction rose the Romantic movement, and tourism, and a long struggle for the soul of the region. 

Today the Lakes is strictly governed for planning by National Park protection, buttressed by the huge land holdings of the National Trust, largely acquired by the legendary children’s author/illustrator, Beatrix Potter. Any mining that remains is in part for tourist purposes, and most quarries have been silent for a hundred years or more. Some of the most impressive of these are in central Lakeland north of Coniston, and south of the Great and Little Langdale valleys. Still surrounded by majestic fells, the quarries are being re-colonised by trees and heather. Stained by mineral seeps the walls of exposed rock provide a stark contrast to the burgeoning native woodland.

The Lakes manages to synthesise this post-industrial landscape with hill-farming and high moorland, and accommodate a thriving hill-walking and outdoor pursuits-based tourist industry with a grace that surpasses anywhere else in the world. Whatever the weather, or the season of the year, there is always majesty, beauty and a story to be found among the hills and valleys, and on the riverbanks and the lakeshores.

January is the depths of winter. The weather, as always, will dictate the opportunities. In rain the quarries and in particular Cathedral Cave offers shelter, and damp air and rock surfaces gives the most vivid colours. If it’s fine, the Langdale vistas, Blea Tarn, Loughrigg Tarn, Rydal and Grasmere will inspire. And if we are really lucky, frost and snow might produce unexpected wonders from the valley bottoms to the top of Holme Fell, an easy walk from Hodge Close quarry. It’s a great time of year to wrap up warm and walk out with our cameras. And the short hours of daylight will also mean ample time for reviewing, for sharing images and ideas, and learning from each other.

Joe Cornish has been visiting the Lakes regularly since his first professional book assignment, about the Founders of the National Trust back in in 1986. As well as his extensive knowledge of the area, Joe loves to look at pictures, discuss how they work, and help and advise on matters of post-production. This will be a small group workshop, so giving an intimate and personal atmosphere, and plenty of time for rest, relaxation and reflection.

  • The Three Shires Inn

    Staying at The Three Shires Inn for 5 nights.

    Single occupancy basis (double available on request)

    Full board basis

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