Photography Expedition: The English Lake District
A once in a lifetime opportunity to visit some of the most beautiful and dramatic scenery that the English Lake District has to offer, staying in lodgings chosen for their history, location in the fells, high standards, ambience & service. The Lake District National Park is a designated World Heritage Site, containing large regions of natural beauty protected by the National Trust. All transportation for the week is provided by minibus, beginning and ending at Windermere train station, Cumbria.

Photographic opportunities will focus on landscape photography in the mountains, lakes, waterfalls, historic sites & wildlife. Guided hikes & photography workshops will be offered throughout the day to suit the group. From Julian; “Of all the places I have guided groups through the mountains, the English Lake District stands above all others. I grew up amongst this breathtaking scenery, studying and then instructing in outdoor adventure. There are over 200 summit peaks and 80 glacial lakes and mountain tarns within the National Park. I know them all, like old friends. I have customized this tour to share my very favorite places with a small group. Photographic skill level is unimportant, as everyone needs to move at their own speed amongst such magnificent surroundings.”

Registration closes 12/1/18 to allow for accommodation reservations. Please see our website for full details before registering. Maximum group size 11. All students will be contacted to organize a convenient briefing date & time early 2019.

Expedition details: A Saturday to Saturday expedition beginning and ending in Windermere, Cumbria, England. Expedition dates are May 11th to 18th 2019. This gives students an opportunity at either end of the expedition to spend additional time in England or Europe. Exact details will be provided on how to travel by rail from London Heathrow airport to Windermere train station. It is a scenic train ride by itself and involves a couple of easy changes. Minibus transport for the group begins at Windermere train station on Saturday May 11th. Once in Windermere, travel is by by minibus throughout the week, staying in three select regions of the Lake District. The last day of the expedition will return to Windermere, where minibus transport back to the rail station will be available. A daily schedule, briefing and equipment check-list will be shared with registered students.

Lodging & itinerary summary: nights 5/11 and 5/17 in the bustling historic town of Windermere at a 4 star lakeside hotel and spa. Nights 5/12, 5/13 and 5/14 at a remote Inn in the northwestern Lakes, used by travelers and climbers for over 200 years and surrounded by England’s highest mountains. Nights 5/15 and 5/16 students will experience staying in a 350 year-old farmhouse in the heart of the Lake District; now converted into a modern, privately-run bunkhouse with private and family rooms. Prices are based on 2 people sharing a room. Larger, triple rooms may also be used at select locations. Price includes bed and breakfast each day and 4 packed lunches on our days amongst the fells.

Know Before You go:
1. This expedition involves spending time as a group - a team spirit is required!
2. We will be walking and hiking in the great outdoors - routes and locations will be tailored to suit the fitness of the group as a whole. A level of fitness is required to be able to walk a mile or two, and up and down gentle gradients on country pathways.
3. We practice a ‘leave no trace’ attitude on all expeditions.
4. When in the outdoors we agree to quiet time from cellphones and other mobile communication technology.
5. Partners, friends and family of photographers are welcome to join this expedition - however please be aware that this expedition is designed by a photographer, for photographers. Our schedule is exclusively geared in favor of photographic location and opportunity. Non-photographers are welcome to join all or any of the photography workshops and locations, or take care of their own activities.

Insurance, cancellations, credits, refunds & scholarships: Our usual policies for cancellations, credits, refunds and scholarships do not currently apply to Sawtooth Photo Expeditions. In the event of cancellation by Sawtooth school, students will still receive a full refund. However, we cannot apply credits or refunds in other cases. Students are advised to have travel insurance that covers them for cancellation and reimbursement. Travel insurance should also cover search and rescue while hiking in wilderness areas. Proof of medical insurance will need to be presented at the expedition briefing. This expedition is not currently available for scholarship.

For additional information email Julian Charles:
    (661) Instructor: Julian Charles
    Schedule: Saturday to Saturday (1 week) 05/11 - 05/18 | 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Location: Photo

    early registration member fee: 2500.00, early registration non-member fee: 2500.00
    member fee: 2500.00, non-member fee: 2500.00