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winter in the lake district

winter in the lake district

If you’re looking to Photograph dramatic mountain peaks, crystal clear rivers, streams, lakes and elevated views over some of the most picture perfect scenery in the U.K, then you simply have to visit the Lake District. And especially so in the winter! The Lake District National Park gained UNESCO world heritage status in 2017 and attracts upward of 16 million visitors a year. As Photographers, it’s the prospect of snow capped peaks, crisp, mirror like reflections, frosted trees and valleys, or a gentle mist rolling off one of the Lake Districts numerous crystal clear rivers that drives us to make the journey north every year once temperatures drop. Although the weather can certainly be unpredictable in the Lake District, and especially so over the winter months, it can also be spectacular. Light can break through heavy cloud at any moment of the day, and with lower angled sunlight during the day, coupled with more socially acceptable sunrise/sunset times, this is without doubt, the ideal time to visit and maximise your chance of making dramatic images.

We won’t be working to a rigid plan when it comes to locations. We will visit a number of areas around the north and south Lakes with the aim being to match locations to the prevailing weather and light. Just to give you an idea though, we may visit any of the following; Windermere, grasmere, rydal, Loughrigg, Little Langdale, Great Langdale, Coniston, Eskdale, Derwentwater, Borrowdale, Buttermere, Crummock, Ullswater, Haweswater.

Our base will be at Troutbeck, which is just off the A66 and close to Keswick and Ullswater, making it very central to all the very best Lake District locations. Two nights bed and breakfast accommodation, with single occupancy, en-suite rooms is included and check in is available from 3:00 pm on the Friday.

As always, tuition is tailored to individual requirement by way of a short questionnaire, so you can gain exactly what you want from the weekend. Group sizes are limited to five people so I can spend more time working with everyone individually.

Although we won’t be tackling any of the higher mountain walks, we will possibly head up onto some of the lower and easier to reach fells and pikes which give fantastic elevated views over the surrounding Lakes and valleys. For this reason an average fitness level is required. Please contact me if you are at all unsure of your abilities.

  • 4th - 6th February 2022 - Available
    3rd - 5th February 2023 - Available

  • £495 / £45.00

    • Two nights accommodation

    • Two full days tuition

    • Transport to the Lake District

    • Personal/Equipment insurance

    • Food/Drinks

  • Average fitness required

  • Two day workshop

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