Heather, gritstone and woodland in Nidderdale - one day workshop (RPS)

Heather, gritstone and woodland in Nidderdale - one day workshop (RPS)

This area of Nidderdale is home to a wonderful combination of heather-clad moorland, gritstone boulders and ancient, sometimes precipitous, woodland. We will hope for a bit of summer mist for added atmosphere, and a touch of dew to lift the moorland grasses and heather; but even without, there is a super variety of subjects and landscapes to photograph.

Weather permitting, we’ll get the chance to work on both expansive views and smaller, more intimate details; with compositional choices encompassing everything from more minimal scenes to the chaotic and complex.

There are several excellent locations to choose from in the area and our choices will be guided by conditions on the day.

Timings allow for the potential to enjoy both a sunrise and moonset.


  • What time does the workshop start?

    The workshop will start at 5.30am and will run until around 11.30am.

  • What level of photographer does this workshop suit?

    Open to all levels of photographer.

  • How fit do I need to be?

    The terrain is quite uneven and there may be the odd, short steep section to walk - so reasonable fitness and sure footedness is advised.

  • What should I bring?

    Camera and a limited selection of lenses - or just one if you prefer! Tripod, spare batteries and memory cards Good walking boots and clothing for any kind of weather. Comfortable backpack or shoulder bag. Waterproofs for you and your gear. Plenty of water and sandwiches / snacks. Midge repellent/net could also be required.

  • Can I borrow a Lee filter kit?

    You are welcome to borrow/share a Lee filter kit - including big stopper, little stopper and ND grads. Please note this is at your own risk, although we've had no breakages to date! Please ask in advance and advise of the filter ring sizes of any lenses you may be bringing.