Guided Mountain Photography Walk – Open Group Walks

The dramatic scenery of the Langdale Pikes provides abundant opportunities to escape the crowds, explore far-reaching views, discover cascading waterfalls, explore small tarns  and capture unique photographs.

‘Within its boundaries is one particular concentration of mountains, crowded into a small space, that, for popular appeal and scenic attractiveness ranks second to none: The Langdale Pikes.’

Alfred Wainwright

My open group mountain photography walks run throughout the year and provide an exciting opportunity to explore and photograph the magnificent Langdale Pikes. Your qualified Mountain Leader will ensure you stay on the right paths, highlight points of interest, answer your questions and ensure you have an enjoyable and memorable day.

Although there will be no formal teaching, in order to allow for a range of experiences, there will be plenty of opportunity for one-to-one time and ad-hoc questions.  Hopefully we can answer all your queries and we are more than happy to discuss:

  • The camera’s controls (aperture, speed, metering, ISO, white balance)
  • Composition – foreground, mid and far distance, framing the shot, rule of thirds, focal point, perspective, vanishing point, and use of colour
  • Equipment – filters (polarising, ND graduated), tripods and lenses
  • Getting the image you want, improving creativity and the importance of planning

Your guided mountain photography walk will last approximately 7-8 hours and all you need to bring is your personal kit, camera (filters and tripod if you have them), food and a flask of hot drink.

The routes I follow are entirely non-technical but the terrain includes mountain paths, rough stony ground and short steep climbs.

This walk is also suitable for non-photographers who want to travel at a leisurely pace and spend time relaxing and enjoying the landscape.

Lake District Photography Course image showing early morning cloud inversion from Bowfell

How to book an Open Group Guided Mountain Photography Walk

A Guided Mountain Photography Walk can be booked through AirBnB Experiences. The group size is limited to 6 and provides an ideal opportunity to join like minded people, make new friends and have a great time.

Open group bookings are available from £80 per person

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One-to-one and Small Group Mountain Photography Walks

Guided Mountain Photography Walks are available on a one-to-one or small group basis. This allows me to tailor your walk to your specific requirements, skill level and interest. It also enables the arrangement of early and late starts providing access to the magic hours when the light is at its best and the most stunning images can be captured. Whatever you decide I will do my best to ensure a high quality and enjoyable day.

Course Costs: one-to-one guided walk £160.  Small Groups: 2-6 people £220.

Please e-mail your preferred dates to book your day(s) and arrange payment.

Young people under the age of 18 are welcome but must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

One or More Days

Two or more Guided Mountain Photography Walks can be combined providing further opportunities to escape the crowds, explore the mountains and capture awe inspiring landscape photographs. Guided Mountain Photography Walks can also be combined with our Mountain Photography Courses providing additional  opportunities to develop your picture taking skills and creative ambitions. If you book two or more days together you will receive a discount of 10% on the combined cost.


My mountain photography walks are booked without accommodation allowing you to choose exactly what you prefer. A large range of accommodation is available in the Lake District and we are happy to help you organise this. You could also consider booking a wild camping and photography course on a one-to-one basis. This is especially enjoyable and beneficial in the summer when the sun sets late and rises early. Please visit our Wild Camping and Photography page for more details.

 Guided Mountain Photography Walks beyond the Lake District

If you wish to explore an area outside of the Lake District please contact me by e-mail or phone for an informal chat about your requirements. I am a regular visitor to Snowdonia and the Brecon Beacons and just love visiting and photographing Britain’s wild places.

Lake District Photography Course and Guided Walk Gift Voucher available to buy

Gift Cards

One-to-one and small group guided mountain photography walks make memorable gifts. If you book a one-to-one or small group walk as an inspirational gift or for a special occasion you will be provided with a downloadable voucher containing details of the day. Full day (£220) and half day (£120) gift vouchers are available.