The Peak District in Purple

Enjoy vast expanses of stunning scenery carpeted in purple heather

FYI: Due to COVID-19, we're either operating with a reduced number of hide/workshop days or have had to stop taking booking altogether. Dates may open up again in 2022 so please check back again periodically. For more information, please get in touch.

During the long, warm days of late summer, the Peak District's moorland becomes awash with purple as vast expanses of heather burst into bloom. This annual flowering of the heather is one of the most beautiful natural occurrences of the year and a spectacle that is not to be missed.

Throughout the workshop we'll photograph 'classic' wide angle vistas as well as focussing on more detailed areas of colour and texture to produce images that build on typical Peak District portfolios.

We'll meet in the early afternoon and for the first part of the workshop, we will concentrate on a range of subjects that don't suffer too much from the stark and unflattering midday light and consider creative techniques that we can employ later on in the evening.

After a break for something to eat and drink, we'll head off to one of the many heather-rich areas nearby and shoot until sunset.

The workshop is built around the participants - tuition is flexible and taken at a pace you are comfortable with. Whether you are complete new to landscape photography or more experienced, you can expect a full day in the great outdoors and some memorable photographs to take home.

Course: Workshop

Availability: Typically mid to late August. See available dates listed

Price: £90 per person

Deposit: £40 per person

Max group size: 3

  • If you want to spend a day improving your photography skills and exploring some of the most inspiring views in the Peak District, we recommend this workshop for you.
  • An ideal course for newcomers to landscape photography.
  • Available for a maximum of 3 photographers, ensuring you get tuition that's tailored to your interest, ability and conditions on the day.
  • Some of the locations we visit may be remote with no mobile phone signal or toilet facilities.
  • Guidance from a professional photographer with over 10 years' experience of photography in the Peak District.


  • A digital SLR or bridge camera.
  • Wide angle to medium telephoto lens (the more variety, the more flexibility).
  • Tripod and tripod head/attachment.
  • Filters (ND grad, solid grad, polarisers, etc) are highly recommended.
  • Fully charged batteries and plenty of memory cards.
  • A timer release or a wired/wireless remote timer is recommended.


  • We urge you to dress for the changing conditions of the outdoors. Regardless of the forecast, warm clothing, a waterproof layer and sturdy walking boots are essential.
  • We are likely to encounter uneven ground that can become wet, uneven and slippery. Appropriate footwear with ankle support and sturdy grip is essential.
  • We love to carry a few ‘just in case’ items – waterproof over trousers, a hat, gloves, gaiters and (our favourite), a spare pair of warm, dry socks, are a few suggestions!
  • We may visit parts of the Peak District that are remote and highly exposed to weather. For your own safety, we reserve the right to cancel your booking if you arrive with insufficient clothing for the conditions.  

Anything else?

  • Insurance
  • A personal first aid kit
  • High-energy snacks
  • A suitable bag to carry your clothing, equipment and lunch.
  • We'll provide some hot water for refreshments on the go, but please bring a packed lunch.
  • Guide and tuition throughout the day from a professional photographer.

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