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Western Lake District in Autumn Photography Tour
12th - 15th Oct, 2022 - AVAILABLE
Tutored by Verity Milligan and
£1299.00 pp / Deposit -£300.00
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Our Western Lake District in Autumn photography tour will take place in October 2022 with Verity Milligan. The Lake District is synonymous with some of the most beautiful parts of the UK. It is popular for good reason and has a magnetism that is difficult for a landscape photographer to resist. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2017, the diversity of the landscape and the creative opportunities that this can offer, provide for a rich photographic experience. Some of the most intriguing parts of this region are the rugged, less accessible Western Lakes such as Wast Water, Buttermere, Crummock Water, and the little gem that is Devoke Water, tucked away in the South West fells.
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At a Glance
- Accommodation on single occupancy basis (double available on request)
- Transport during the tour
- Tuition from Verity Milligan
- Additional meals
- Travel to the hotel
- Insurance and extras
Duration 4 Night Tours
Tour Code WLD02
Western Lake District Photography Tour
The Lake District is synonymous with some of the most beautiful parts of the UK. It is popular for good reason and has a magnetism that is difficult for a landscape photographer to resist. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2017, the diversity of the landscape and the creative opportunities that this can offer provide for a rich photographic experience. Some of the most intriguing parts of this region are the rugged, less accessible Western Lakes such as Wast Water, Buttermere, Crummock Water, and the little gem that is Devoke Water, tucked away in the South West fells.
During this 4-day workshop we’ll aim to spend time at all of these locations, as well as some of the smaller bodies of water such as Loweswater. We’ll catch the sunrise on the shoreline of Buttermere, looking towards the sentinel pines and the grandeur of the horseshoe including Haystacks and Fleetwith Pike. At sunrise, there is always the chance of mist lingering in the valley and there are plenty of compositional opportunities. Even without atmospheric mist, there is plenty to enjoy, especially when the light creeps into the valley and illuminates the lake and the shoreline. Close to Buttermere is the charming Crummock Water, and there are plenty of compositional opportunities on either side of the shoreline. If the weather is changeable, there may well be snow on the higher fells and the possibility of interesting light as the weather moves through.
Wast Water really comes to life at sunset during this time of the year and depending on the water level, the rocky shoreline offers up plentiful foreground for compositions. Here is the perfect location to have some fun with long exposures, especially if we have some interesting cloud cover.
Devoke Water is an intriguing place at any time of the day. Tucked away on Birker Fell, it’s one of the highest of the Tarns in the Lakes. This means that it can easily be consumed by low cloud that can provide some interesting atmosphere. Due to Devoke’s location, it is a little more effort to access as the only parking is around a mile from the tarn along a pathway that leads gradually upwards. One of the most interesting focal points of the tarn is the stone boathouse that sits on the shoreline. It can make for an amazing composition tool from any part of the tarn, whether you’re using a wide angle or a telephoto.
There are plenty of places of interest on this side of the Lakes, including Loweswater, Ennerdale and even the west coast. If time allows, we’ll have an opportunity to explore these too.
This will be the perfect introduction to this special part of the Lake 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 rugged and glorious landscape.
The tour will start at 1pm on the 12th October (meeting at the Ennerdale Country Hotel) and will finish at approx. 1pm on 15th October 2022.
It was an enjoyable trip in a little visited part of the Lake District. The Hotel was a little tired but the staff were welcoming and helpful and my room was ok. Early starts seemed to be limited by the breakfast time and it would be worth in future organising something with the Hotel for breakfast either later in the morning after a sunrise shoot, or not at all and find a cafe for breakfast. The weather was pretty dull for the stay and it felt like a lot of driving around to get to locations
Hotel was really not good - run down with lots of malfunctions in room and bathroom (eg loose floor tiles,unsafe electrics, dodgy key) - and the food was grim (eg tinned fruit for breakfast, no veg or salad with pasta). That said, the staff were great - clearly doing their best under difficult circumstances. No complaints about the photography part - Verity was a great guide (and also coped splendidly with a van crisis on day 2). She was helpful on an individual basis when shooting too. It's pur
An average experience. Hotel was not the best. I would not go to that hotel again. Good locations visited but the weather was not good. Verity was very helpful and very cheerful.
Would have been 5 but too many people for one tutor . Hotel food rubbish for vegetarians