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The Peak District in Autumn Photography Tour

01st - 04th Nov, 2022 - AVAILABLE

Tutored by Verity Milligan and

£1399.00 pp / Deposit -£300.00

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Peak District in Autumn Photography Tour

Our Peak District in Autumn photography tour will take place with Verity Milligan in November.The Peak District is unquestionably one of the most beautiful parts of the UK. It is more rugged than some of the other national parks such as the Lake District, but that just adds to its intrigue. The Peaks have something to offer during every season, but I am particularly fond of the landscape here during the autumn months. The diversity of the scenery is highlighted during this transitional time, from sweeping moorlands with decaying bracken to woodland full of ancient oaks or uniform birch. These can be intriguing subjects no matter the weather, and there’s always the possibility of mist or an early frost to add to the atmosphere. 

This will be the perfect introduction to the Peak District for any curious photographer, and if you’re already familiar with this part of the UK, hopefully this tour will allow you to go deeper and really get to know this gorgeous landscape at one of the most colourful times of the year.

Tags: Peak District Photography Tour | Peak District Photography Holiday | Peak District Landscape Photography

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At a Glance

  • Tutored By
  • Exertion
    Moderate
  • Included
    • Accommodation on single occupancy basis
    • Breakfasts
    • Transport during the tour
    • Tuition from Verity Milligan
  • Excluded
    • Travel to and from the hotel
    • Meals not mentioned
    • Insurance
  • Duration 3 Night Tours
  • Tour Code PEA18
The Peak District in Autumn Photography Tour

Peak District in Autumn Photography Tour - Peak District Landscape Photography

The Peak District is unquestionably one of the most beautiful parts of the UK. It's more rugged than some of the other national parks such as the Lake District, but that just adds to its intrigue. The Peaks have something to offer during every season, but I'm particularly fond of the landscape here during the autumn months. The diversity of the scenery is highlighted during this transitional time, from sweeping moorlands with decaying bracken to woodland full of ancient oaks or uniform birch. These can be intriguing subjects no matter the weather, and there’s always the possibility of mist or an early frost to add to the atmosphere. 

There will be an opportunity to spend time at Surprise View which is situated above Hathersage with views across the Hope Valley. At sunrise, there is often the chance of mist lingering in the valley and there are plenty of compositional opportunities. We’ll explore the enigmatic Padley Gorge, allowing for the opportunity to create long exposures of the flowing water and capturing the autumn foliage that flanks the gorge on either side. There is much to explore in this small area, including Bolehill Quarry, which is full of character with the silver birch boasting warm colours contrasting with the colours of the quarry floor. There’s also the enigmatic Longshaw Estate which has numerous species of tree, from ancient oaks to larch and birch.

The Peak District has an abundance of ‘edges’, many of which are accessible via a short, sharp uphill walk. The effort is worth it, as some of the most intriguing formations (referred to as Tors) can be found at the top. We’ll spend time exploring these locations, especially as sunset. Some of my favourites include Curbar Edge which has a herd of highland cows roaming its flanks, and Derwent Edge, which is a great place to photograph sweeping views of Ladybower reservoir below. There’s also Bamford Edge which again looks out over Ladybower reservoir and the valley below. Ladybower reservoir is also an interesting prospect during  this time of the year, with the trees on the shoreline acting as a marvellous compositional tool.

One of the most recognisable spots in the entire Peaks is Mam Tor, and for good reason. The ridge of Mam Tor links Rushup Edge and the western edge of Great Ridge, dominating the view from the Hope Valley below. This is a cracking place for a sunrise shoot, and if the conditions are right there’s always the possibility of a cloud inversion and if that’s not feasible, the view is more than enough to entertain any photographer.

On the other side of the Peaks there will be an opportunity to explore The Roaches with their impressive rock faces and glorious woodland. Weather dependent, we might also explore the epic landscapes of Chrome Hill and Parkhouse Hill.

This will be the perfect introduction to the Peak District for any curious photographer, and if you’re already familiar with this part of the UK, hopefully this tour will allow you to go deeper and really get to know this gorgeous landscape at one of the most colourful times of the year.

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Independent Feedback based on 3 verified reviews

Mr Andrew Hounslea - 11th Nov, 2021

Spectacular sunsets with the light highlighting every ripple in the landscape. The red pre-dawn glow on distant peaks. Water cascading over and around leaf strewn rapids and waterfalls. Clusters of fungi among endless stretches of beech trees below towering cliffs… All of this I experienced on this tour. I learned a lot, laughed a lot and got some photographs I am really quite proud of.

Mr Barry Cooper - 11th Nov, 2021

The Peak District offers a vast range of landscape subjects. So much to capture. It's a place where you'll want to go back for every season. Verity was our tour leader, and she was so inspirational. My photography just went up another level, thanks to Verity's insight. A great addition to the Light and Land team.

10th Nov, 2021

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