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Torridon and Wester Ross

27th Sep - 01st Oct 2017 - AVAILABLE

£1299.00 PP / Deposit -£300.00 PP

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Situated just 60 miles west of Inverness, Glen Torridon is a real gem in the crown of Scottish landscape locations.  Despite its breathtaking scenery, it is less well known amongst photographers than Glencoe or the Isle of Skye. An area of outstanding natural beauty, the Glen is characterized by steep mountains that rise up on both sides as it stretches from Kinlochewe to Torridon village.  The peaks on the North side of the glen are particularly dramatic and spectacular, with many over 3000 feet in height and thus considered Munros.  

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  • Tour Code TOR01
  • Included
    • Accommodation
    • Full English Breakfast
    • Transfers from Inverness Airport
    • Transport during the tour
    • Tuition from Mark McColl
  • Excluded
    • Travel to Inverness
    • Meals not mentioned
    • Insurance
  • Duration 4 Night Tours
  • Exertion Moderate
  • Tutored By
Torridon and Wester Ross

Situated just 60 miles west of Inverness, Glen Torridon is a real gem in the crown of Scottish landscape locations.  Despite its breathtaking scenery it is less well known amongst photographers than Glencoe or the Isle of Skye. An area of outstanding natural beauty, the Glen is characterized by steep mountains that rise up on both sides as it stretches from Kinlochewe to Torridon village.  The peaks on the North side of the glen are particularly dramatic and spectacular, with many over 3000 feet in height and thus considered Munros.  

During this workshop we will explore Glen Torridon and the surrounding area, taking time to photograph the play of light on the mountains and rapidly changing weather for which this area is famed. Loch Torridon, Loch Clair and Loch Maree will be on our doorstep and provide fantastic photographic potential at both dawn, dusk and throughout the day. Wester Ross has some of the last remaining populations of ancient Scots pines in the country and at this time of year autumn colours will be nearing their peak. The rutting season will also be in full swing, so expect to see red deer in their natural environment.

We will have time to explore some of the villages of Wester Ross, such as Shieldaig, Diabaig, and Applecross – the latter in particular being accessed either by a rather beautiful coastal road with spectacular views of Skye, or via a dramatic road which winds its way to the top of a mountain! The village itself has one of the finest inns around, with a fantastic seafood menu.

Arrival by lunchtime on our first day will enable us to head to a location for an afternoon / sunset shoot, taking in some of the landscape on the way. We will then have 3 further full days of dawn to dusk photography. On our final day we will head out for a final dawn shoot before breakfast, prior to our departure home. During the evenings we will be able to unwind, discuss the days shoot, share ideas and do some photo editing – or possibly shoot the aurora borealis if we are fortunate!

It is not expected that any of the walks on this workshop will be particularly strenuous. Good waterproof walking boots suitable for boggy terrain will be essential. A waterproof jacket, layers, and walking trousers will also be needed to cope with changeable and sometimes dramatic weather conditions.

This tour is aimed at photographers of all levels. If you want to see some of the most dramatic scenery Scotland has to offer at a perfect time of year then this is for you!

Tour participants can be picked up at Inverness airport on the morning of Wednesday 27th September (no later than midday arrival) and dropped off again at Inverness on Sunday 1st October (late morning) for those needing to catch flights home.

Loch Maree Hotel

Staying at the Loch Maree Hotel for 4 nights on a bed and breakfast basis.

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