AboutThis tour is aimed at photographers of all levels of ability and experience, with an opportunity to visit and photograph some of the most iconic and evocative locations in the Peak District National Park. Subjects include the Magpie Mine, a lead mine which was closed in the 1950's, standing in beautiful countryside. The mine is said to be haunted and the subject of a curse! Don't worry, though, we will be staying on the outside! Monsal Head, with views of the famous viaduct striding across Monsal Dale, where we can descend to the old railway line to explore the Headstone tunnel. Derwent Dam, which is a historic location famed for its links to the Dambusters, set in a beautiful valley. Mam Tor, the "shivering mountain" with its wonderful views across Hope Valley and the Vale of Edale and the "broken road" and Cave Dale, a beautiful limestone valley beneath Peveril Castle in Castleton.
The tour will be provided by Mark Sweeney from Live For The Hills, who takes all the photographs for the website and social media channels.
The tour is informal and friendly, with opportunities to stop at the various locations to try out some landscape photography. There will also be an opportunity to enjoy a nice pub lunch at one of the Peak District's great traditional pubs; ideal to discuss photography and post processing techniques.
The tour can include as much or as little walking as you prefer and is suitable for all ages and all levels of fitness.
We would suggest a pick up time of 10am and would expect to return at around 5pm.
The itinerary can be flexible on the day to suit your preferences, as this is a private tour. So, if there is somewhere that you particularly want to visit on your tour, we will try and fit that in for you. We pride ourselves on flexibility and love a challenge!
- Transport Provided - Pick up and drop off from your preferred Peak District location is included. Please see "addons" for further options. You will travel in spacious comfort with your driver/guide. The vehicle includes climate controlled air conditioning and complimentary water is available throughout the day.
What to bring
What to bring
- Waterproofs - We would recommend a waterproof jacket and sensible outdoor shoes. Umbrellas are available for use throughout the day in the unlikely event of a shower!