Peak District Photography Workshops

Peak District landscape photography workshops with Steve Walton

Join me for a weekend of landscape photography in the Peak District!  My next Peak District photography workshop takes place on 9th-10th February 2019 and we are based at the delightful Castle Hotel in Castleton, ideally situated for all locations on the itinerary.  The workshop will begin at 10.00am on Saturday 9th February and ends at 4.00pm on Sunday 10th February, the cost is £595 and the group is limited to six participants.  Travel to locations on the workshop will be by car sharing.

Ashop Edge, Kinder Scout

Ashop Edge, Kinder Scout

Atmospheric Peak District Landscapes

The Peak District is a wonderful area for landscape photography at any time of the year.  In winter, the area known as the Dark Peak beyond Hope the valley northwards takes on a more serious and often foreboding character.  The successive massifs of Kinder Scout, Bleaklow, Black Hill and Saddleworth Moor are remote and desolate and in winter this can be a challenging environment for landscape photography.  The peat groughs of these deserted moorlands contrasts with frost and snow and the dark millstone grit geology of ‘the edges’ becomes more defined.  The weather systems in this area are fickle; mist and hill fog often blankets the higher ground so that expansive views are restricted and the challenge is to work with the prevailing light and weather conditions that will reward you with those dark and foreboding atmospheric landscape images of the Peak District.

Some moderate walking and a reasonable level of fitness is required to get to locations.  This part of the Peak District is high moorland and reaches an altitude of around 2000′,  Participants will need to have appropriate clothing and footwear to remain safe and comfortable during the workshop.  Occasionally I’m asked what type of camera my clients should bring on a Wild Light Photography Workshops and Tours.  The simple answer is any camera you like, be it film or digital!   I personally use several different cameras for both my paid work and my personal projects, film and digital, and I would encourage you to bring whatever you feel is appropriate to you.   I have used dozens of film and digital cameras during my career and I am familiar with current cameras for most manufacturers

Parkhouse Hill and Chrome Hill, Peak District

Parkhouse Hill and Chrome Hill


Alport Dale, Peak District

Alport Dale


The Great Ridge, Peak District

The Great Ridge from the landslip, Peak District


Mam Tor

Mam Tor from Rushup Edge

Stanage edge

Stanage Edge


Wild Light Photography Workshop Peak District Outline Itinerary*


10.00am: Meet at The Castle Hotel.  Introductions and then we’ll depart for Stanage Edge

12noon-1.00pm: Lunch break at a local inn

Bolehill Quarry

Curbar/Bamford edges for sunset

6.00pm: Return to The Castle Hotel

7.00pm: Dinner



7.00am: Breakfast

8.30am Check out of the Hotel and leave for Owler Tor, Higger Tor & Carl Wark

4pm: Conclusion of the Workshop.

*Due to the vagaries of the weather, the outline itinerary is flexible.  Timings and locations may be changed without notice.




Information About this Wild Light Photography Workshop in the Peak District with Steve Walton

Date of this workshop:

From 10.00am on Saturday 9th February to 4pm on Sunday 10th February 2019

Cost of this workshop:

£595 payable upon booking


Included in the workshop:

  • One night single occupancy accommodation on Saturday 9th February 2018 at The Castle Hotel, Castleton, Derbyshire
  • Breakfast on Sunday 10th February
  • Car share transport to locations on the workshop
  • Tuition by professional landscape & travel photographer Steve Walton

Not included in the workshop:

  • Transport to and from the workshop
  • Meals except where stated
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Photographic equipment
  • Insurances

Who Should Attend:

Wild Light Photography Workshops are open to all levels of photographic ability and experience, without prejudice.  My Wild Light Peak District Landscape Photography Workshop groups are deliberately restricted to three places in order for me to give my clients unrestricted tuition and attention where needed.  My goal is that you will leave the workshop with improved skills, better understanding of techniques and with images that will encourage you to join me again on future Wild Light Photography Workshops.

Terms and Conditions

We are unable to give a full refund in the event of non-attendance without prior notice, regardless of the circumstances.
We will try to find you another place on an alternative Wild Light Photography Workshop or you can nominate a friend to take your place. In the event of sufficient notice being given (two months, minimum) we will refund 75% of your payment, the remainder will cover the administration costs.
We reserve the right to cancel any of the workshops if there is insufficient demand.  We will confirm the workshop is running two months before the date of the workshop.
Bookings are not transferable without first contacting Steve Walton Photography Ltd.
Bookings cannot be exchanged, transferred, or resold for commercial gain. Meals, beverages and accommodation is provided only as stated. Please note insurances are not included, you must provide your own insurances.   Steve Walton Photography Ltd cannot accept any liability for loss, damage or injury to you, your vehicle, your property or your equipment.
Steve Walton Photography Ltd does not tolerate racial, sexual, religious abuse or intimidating, abusive verbal or physical  behaviour. Anyone deemed behaving in an unsuitable way will be removed from the workshop without notice or refund.  Legal action may be sought if appropriate. 
Please make Steve Walton Photography Ltd aware of any medical, mental or physical conditions that may affect your ability to take part safely.
Steve Walton Photography Ltd does not guarantee the weather conditions during the workshop or the technical and aesthetic merits of images made on the workshop.  We aim to teach techniques and skills that can be take away and practiced to improve your understanding of photographic techniques. 
Each participant takes part in the workshop at their own risk.  Participants will receive a safety briefing at the start of each workshop but it is up to participants to decide if they are confident enough or physically able to take part in each session.
If you have any questions, please contact me.
Email: steve (at)
Tel: +44 (0) 1162994901
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