Enjoy a day of landscape photography in the Peak District
We offer a range of tours which are an ideal opportunity to enjoy a day of landscape photography in the stunning scenery of the Peak District national park.
All of our tours are suitable for all levels of ability and equipment. So whether you use the latest DSLR or your phone, whether you are a master of photography or you don't know your aperture from your elbow, our photography tour is a fantastic opportunity to explore your wild side.
You may be an experienced photographer who just wants to enjoy spending a day in iconic locations to practice your craft, or you may have recently bought a camera and are anxious about venturing beyond automatic mode. We can provide friendly, informal tuition, or just leave you to your own devices if you prefer. We can help with post processing too.
Our photography tours are private tours for 1 to 7 guests, and are guided by Mark Sweeney, who takes all the photographs for our website and social media feeds.
Our tours can be flexible to incorporate as much or as little walking as you prefer and to take into account any adverse weather conditions.
We can pick you up from your preferred Peak District accommodation or location (as well as locations further afield). We usually suggest a 10am start and would expect to be back at your drop off point around 5:30. You will be able to enjoy the luxurious comfort and space of our Peugeot Traveller, complete with climate controlled air conditioning and electric sliding doors, as well as variable seating arrangements, so you will be able to relax and enjoy the scenery.
Refreshment stops are available throughout the day. We know all the best tea shops and traditional pubs if you would like to try something local.
The tour is suitable for all levels of experience and equipment. Whether you would like to bring tripods, filters etc or whether you would simply prefer to take pictures on your mobile phone or pocket camera.
We would be happy to provide tuition if requested. Perhaps you might be nervous about progressing from automatic mode on that nice new camera! Or you're not sure about long exposure techniques. Perhaps you need some help with Lightroom or one of the other post-processing software packages.
Or maybe you would prefer just to do your own thing and enjoy the locations. You can choose from any of the following, or you can choose our bespoke tour and design your own itinerary. We love a challenge!
Photography Tour 1: Landmarks & Landscapes
This 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
Photography Tour 2: Close To The Edge
Higgar tor is a wonderful hilltop where you can wander around the gritstone boulders, with great views across Hathersage Moor and Carl Wark Fort, as well as across to Hope Valley.
A short hop away is Millstone Edge where a short walk can bring us to some abandoned millstones.
Then a short walk will take us to the amazing views from Stanage Edge itself, the longest and arguably most spectacular of the Peak District's edges.
Baslow Edge offers great views across the villages of Baslow, Curbar, and Calver and, occasionally, the opportunity to photograph some friendly highland cattle. And finally, Bamford Edge offers a great view over Ladybower Reservoir and Derwent Valley; one of the most celebrated views in the Peak District
Photography Tour 3: Down By The River
We will visit the wonderful Three Shires Head, where two packhorse bridges mark the boundary between Cheshire, Staffordshire, and Derbyshire as several waterfalls complete the tranquil scene.
We'll also visit Monsal Dale and the wonderfully named Water-cum-Jolly Dale, where the former mill workings are now a nature reserve below limestone crags.
Padley Gorge is a great place to wander around ancient woodlands and a cascading stream.
Whilst Lumsdale Falls is a unique landscape featuring the ruins of old mill buildings which were built into the steep rocks of the valley and powered by the adjacent waterfalls on the Bentley Brook.
Live For The Hills Tours Ltd 12 Brierley Park High Peak Derbyshire SK23 7NW