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Lake District photography tour by Light & Land Ltd

Lake District

It is difficult for us to imagine now, but two hundred years ago the Lake District was thought ugly and quite literally terrible! The English Lake District was one of the birthplaces of our modern Western love of rugged and ‘wild’ landscape. Wordsworth, the great Romantic poet, and a “Lakeman” through and through, lived in Grasmere in the heart of this beautiful region and through his glorious verse did much to change the public perception of the landscape.

This compact National Park is often thought of, by both British and overseas visitors, as the most beautiful region in the British Isles. Surprisingly this iconic landscape is a mere 35 miles across. Lake Windermere, the largest of

It is difficult for us to imagine now, but two hundred years ago the Lake District was thought ugly and quite literally terrible! The English Lake District was one of the birthplaces of our modern Western love of rugged and ‘wild’ landscape. Wordsworth, the great Romantic poet, and a “Lakeman” through and through, lived in Grasmere in the heart of this beautiful region and through his glorious verse did much to change the public perception of the landscape.

This compact National Park is often thought of, by both British and overseas visitors, as the most beautiful region in the British Isles. Surprisingly this iconic landscape is a mere 35 miles across. Lake Windermere, the largest of the sixteen lakes, is just ten and a half miles long.

Our tour has been timed to coincide with what experience suggests is the most likely period for the best that autumn can offer. And there is nowhere in the Lake District to surpass Borrowdale, that narrow defile that drains into Derwent Water, the queen of England’s lakes. Borrowdale’s woodland is mixed and extensive, and while every autumn is different, the colour of the landscape is always a feature at this time of year. In wet conditions the colours are often more spectacular and provide seemingly never-ending photographic opportunities.

A special advantage of Borrowdale is the sheer variety of possibilities on our doorstep. Whether we walk from the hotel, or drive, it is a matter of minutes to reach a range of wonderful viewpoints. Lakeside views, clifftop prospects, woodland vistas, intimate details… even landscapes recovering from past mining and quarrying activities… there is almost a lifetime of photographic opportunity here in this one valley alone.

We will also use our comfortable minibuses to travel further afield, visiting some of the well-known, iconic locations as well as some little known “secret” spots that we have discovered over the years.

This tour is led by Clive Minnitt and Phil Malpas who are really looking forward to getting back to The Lakes after a couple of years absence. Both have a wealth of experience photographing Lakeland landscapes and are experts at finding those magical compositions which often elude others.

In the evenings, you will have the opportunity to receive constructive feedback on your own work. This tour is designed to appeal to all photographers, whatever your ability level.

The tour will be based in the beautifully situated Borrowdale Hotel on the shores of Derwent Water. There will be some walking across rough terrain, so a degree of physical fitness is required.

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Our Lake District photography tour is an exhilarating holiday in England (United Kingdom), The Lake District (United Kingdom). Available from 4th - 8th Nov 2020 this 5 day trip costs from £1599 and has a maximum group size of 12 persons.

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