Enchanting Exmoor - August 18th - 20th


One of Britains smallest National Parks, Exmoor contains some of the most diverse and spectacular scenery to be found anywhere in the country. A special combination of coast and countryside, forest and moorland, it is also one of the UK's most unspoilt regions.

Here, wide open moorland plunges down into deep wooded valleys where within lie rocky streams and waterfalls. Exmoor is known for its beautiful rolling patchwork hills and from the moor, where wild ponies and highland cattle can often be found grazing, there are spectacular panoramic views to be found.

We will take you on a photographic journey, from Tarr Steps, a prehistoric clapper bridge spanning the river Barle in the very heart of the moor, to delightful villages tucked away in the Doone Valley. We will visit local landmarks such the famous Robber Bridge, an ancient medieval packhorse bridge, and the dramatic Valley of the Rocks, perched above the twin towns of Lynton and Lynmouth with its picturesque harbour. Nearby, the unspoilt village of Bossington is picture perfect whilst the pebble beach with its weathered groynes at Porlock Weir offers numerous opportunities for both close up captures and long exposures.

Our base is the friendly and cosy Simonsbath House Hotel, nestled in the Barle Valley, in the very heart of Exmoor. The perfect starting point for our two day workshop which has been timed to co-incide with the flowering of the heather which provides a blaze of colour at around this time of year. For photographers seeking both beauty and tremendous variety, this wonderful region is bursting with photographic potential.

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Workshop Fact File

  • Location

  • Simonsbath, Exmoor National Park

  • Tutor

  • Sarah Howard

  • Max group Size

  • 8

  • Photographic Locations

  • Tarr Steps, Lynmouth, Valley of the Rocks, Watersmeet, Robbers Bridge, Bossington village, Porlock Weir, Allerford

  • What's included?

  • 2 full days of photographic tuition and demonstrations, all meals

  • What's Excluded?

  • Accommodation, transport to and from Exmoor, personal insurance eg: Cancellation Plan, equipment insurance, drinks from the bar

  • Recommended Accommodation

  • Simonsbath House Hotel Simonsbath, Exmoor

  • What will I learn on location?

  • Appropriate camera settings, working with light, composition techniques, depth of field & focusing, exposure & the histogram, use of filters, long exposures with water

  • Image critiques

  • 1

  • Ability level

  • Suitable for all

  • Fitness level

  • Light - moderate

  • Cost

  • £350

  • Deposit

  • £100

  • Places remaining

  • 4