Photography and Light

Les Wilcockson Photography
Peak District Photography Training Courses

One to One Course Price: £130

Group Course Price: £70 per person (max 3 persons per course).

Locations for group courses:

Chatsworth Park Course: We meet at 9.00 am at the House car park; charges apply, currently £4 for the day. This car park ticket is also transferrable to Carlton Lees car park on the same day.
We’ll walk from Chatsworth House up to Stand Wood, a historic woodland that provides an impressive backdrop to the house. This wood contains a diversity of trees and wildlife.
From the Hunting Tower you can enjoy, and photograph, the breathtaking views towards Edensor village and beyond. There are also amazing views from Stand Wood across the house and the Derbyshire Peak District.

Surprise View Course: We meet at 9.00 am at Surprise View car park, just above Hathersage. Car parking charges apply here between 10am and 6pm.
From here it’s a short stroll to the first area that we’ll be exploring on the day, Lawrence Field.
This area includes superb views across the Hope Valley, one of the largest collections of discarded mill-stones in the country, a disused quarry favoured by climbers and a fantastic woodland area…so much to photograph!

Cromford Mills: We meet at 9.00am in Cromford Mills' car park (charges apply). There's also limited on-street parking subject to availability. We'll explore Sir Richard Arkwright's mill complex, birthplace of the modern factory system and internationally recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, steeped in history and set in a beautiful location. We'll spend the day exploring the mills, Cromford Canal and the surrounding area. There's a huge variety of places to explore and photograph here!

Lumsdale Valley: We meet at 9.00am on Lumsdale Lane opposite Highfields School. From here it’s a gentle walk to the first area we’ll explore known as the Lower Pond. From here we move to a wooded gorge of outstanding natural beauty with stone ruins, waterwheels, ponds and waterfalls. 
Lumsdale is one of the best examples of a water-powered industrial archaeological site in Great Britain. Part of the valley is owned by the Arkwright Society.
NB. This venue is slightly off the beaten track and so there's no readily available toilet/cafe/shelter so please bring drinks/food/suitable clothing etc.
Also note that this venue requires us to walk down many steps, some of which are uneven and may be slippy in wet weather, so please ensure you have suitable outdoor boots.


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