Sample Itinerary

England Photo Tour

Note: This is an actual itinerary from a recent tour we organized and led. Your itinerary, including lodging, dining and other activities, will be custom-designed based on your specific preferences and priorities.

June 2013 (11 nights)

12 June Wednesday COTSWOLDS
Meet in Coventry
Stratford-upon-Avon
Broadway
Late Afternoon/Evening: Explore/shoot Broadway and surrounding area
Sunset shoot – Broadway Tower Country Park
Overnight: Broadway, The Lygon Arms (2 nights)

13 June Thursday COTSWOLDS
Sunrise Broadway Tower from surrounding roads
Morning: drive part of the Romantic Road
– Snowshill Manor
– Chipping Campden
– Moreton-in-Marsh
– Stow-on-the-Wold
– Lower Slaughter
Bourton-on-the-Water
Afternoon: South Cotswolds
– Chedworth Roman Villa
– Northleach
– Bibury
Sunset shoot – Arlington Row in Bibury
Overnight: Lygon Arms

14 June Friday PEAK DISTRICT
Morning:
– Winchcombe
– Cleeve Hill near Cheltenham
– Painswick
Late morning: drive to Derbyshire/Peak District
Afternoon: Chatsworth House
Sunset – Hope Valley landscapes, villages
Overnight: Hope, Losehill House (3 nights)

15 June Saturday PEAK DISTRICT
Sunrise shoot – Castleton, Hope Valley and villages
Morning: High Peak District
– Edale Road (Mam Tor etc.)
– Chapel-en-le-Frith
– Chapel Milton – railway viaducts
– Hill Views near Lamb Inn
– Sparrowpit
– Winnats Road/Arthur’s Way
– Speedwell Cavern, Treak Cliff Cavern etc
– All 50 min without stops
Afternoon: Central Peak District
– Tideswell
– Ashford-in-the-Water
– Bakewell
Options: Chatsworth Farm Shop in Pilsley; Edensor Tea Cottage
– Grindlesford, Hathersage, Baslow, Healthy Lea if time
Sunset around Hope Valley/Edale
Overnight: Losehill House

16 June Sunday PEAK DISTRICT
Sunrise shoot – Ladybower Reservoir from Derwent Lane (east side)
Morning: South Peak District
– Tissington area – Hartington, Biggin
Sunday roast at Biggin Hall
Afternoon:
– Fenny Bentley, Ashbourne
– Baslow/Hathersage area; Stanage Edge on the way back
Sunset shoot – Castleton/Hope Valley
Overnight: Losehill House

17 June Monday YORK
Morning drive to York
Afternoon: York
– York Minster
– The Shambles
– City Walls
– York Castle
– Clifford’s Tower
Sunset shoot – York Castle area; city views from walls, etc.
Overnight: York, The Royal York Hotel (2 nights)

18 June Tuesday SCARBOROUGH
Sunrise shoot – City walls, York Minster or Clifford’s Tower
Morning train to Scarborough
Lunch at Harry Ramsden’s
Afternoon: Scarborough Castle
Overnight: Royal York Hotel

19 June Wednesday YORKSHIRE
Morning: North York Moors National Park
– Pickering
– Goathland
– Robin Hood’s Bay
– Whitby
– Lavender fields: Wolds Way Lavender, Wintringham, Malton or Yorkshire Lavender, Terrington
– Drive to Harrogate via Knaresborough
Afternoon: Harrogate
Afternoon Tea at Betty’s Tea Room
Sunset at Knaresborough Viaduct
Overnight: Harrogate, Balmoral Hotel (2 nights)

20 June Thursday HARROGATE
Morning thru late afternoon: Yorkshire Dales National Park
– Cauldron Falls, West Burton
– Ribblehead Viaduct
– Janet’s Foss near Malham
– Hawes village
– Bolton Castle, Skipton Castle
Option: Stay in Harrogate for spa, shopping etc.
Sunset shoot – Yorkshire Dales
Overnight: Balmoral Hotel

21 June Friday YORKSHIRE / LEICESTERSHIRE
Morning: Knaresborough Viaduct and Harrogate
Late morning: drive to Leicestershire
– Conisbrough Castle on the way
Afternoon: Quorn, Woodhouse Eaves, Newtown Linford, Bradgate Park
Overnight: Leicester Marriott

22 June Saturday LEICESTER
Morning: Explore Leicester, Cathedral, photograph veteran’s parade etc.
Afternoon: BBQ at Coalson House
Tour concludes

Scenic Travel Photograph: Knaresborough Sunset by Nat Coalson

River Nidd from Knaresborough Castle

Salisbury, England

Salisbury, England

Winnats Pass, High Peak District, England - Black and White Photograph by Nat Coalson

Winnats Road near Castleton

Under a brilliant blue sky studded with white, puffy clouds, sheep graze amid old stone walls, houses and barns on a lush, green hillside above Ladybower Reservoir in the Peak District of England.

Ladybower Reservoir, Peak District

Lincoln Cathedral is a historic cathedral located in Lincoln in England and seat of the Bishop of Lincoln in the Church of England. Building commenced in 1088 and continued in several phases throughout the medieval period. It was reputedly the tallest building in the world for 249 years (1300–1549).

Lincoln Cathedral

Great Cloister, Fountains Abbey, Ripon, England

Fountains Abbey

Travel Photograph: The Old Mill, Lower Slaughter, England

Lower Slaughter, Cotswolds

Tattershall Castle was built by Ralph, 3rd Lord Cromwell, Treasurer of England, between 1430, and 1450.

Tattershall Castle

Old Cottage, Cotswolds

Old cottage in Longborough, Cotswolds

Surrounded by lush vegetation and bright pink flowers, a slow-moving stream winds its way through the town of Bibury in the Cotswolds region of England.

Bibury, Cotswolds

A row of historic houses, originally built in 1380 as monastic wool stores, is a well-known historic landmark in Bibury, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom.

Bibury

Waterfalls in Yorkshire Dales: Cauldron Falls by Nat Coalson

Cauldron Falls (aka West Burton Falls), Yorkshire

Broadway Tower at Sunrise

Broadway Tower, Cotswolds