The Landscape Photography Locations
Peter’s landscape photography has taken him across the UK to iconic locations in Dartmoor, Cornwall, the Isle Purbeck and the Jurassic Coast in Dorset, Isle of Sky in Scotland, and Snowdon in Wales in search of the best locations for Landscape photography.
The Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site, has a stunning coastline from Old Harry Rocks (Dorset) to Orcombe Point (East Devon). There are fossils, landslides, cliffs, and beaches of immense beauty and information. This stunning diversity in the landscape makes the area a piece of a natural marvel fit to explore in detail.
The spectacular Lulworth Cove is one of the jewels of the Jurassic Coast. Here a gap in the Portland Stone allowed the sea to rush through and scoop out the softer chalk creating the almost circular cove.
Lake District Landscape Photography
The Lake District was once described as the wildest, the most barren, and frightful place but in 1778 the first guidebook was written about the Lake District, this was the beginning of the tourist industry. My landscape photography started at Derwentwater, often called the Queen of the Lakes, stretches away to the south of Keswick, itself wonderfully located with Skiddaw and Bassenthwaite Lake to the north and Borrowdale to the south. In the Lake District, A short walk from Keswickboat landing you will find Friars Crag, one of the best views in the Lake District.
The place to visit for outstanding waterfalls is Aira Force 65ft (20m) which is set amongst woodland, from the bottom of Aira Force there is a woodland path that leads the National Trust car park. The duke of Portlands Boathouse is one the most photographed building in lakes with an outstanding views of the boathouse and lake.
West Cornwall Landscape Photography
North Cornwall is an area with steep, dramatic cliffs, the rugged north Cornish coastline, at the Bedruthan Steps you will find dramatic views on the Cornish coast, with giant stacks and towering cliffs and Atlantic waves crashing on the beach, Boscastle is set in a narrow ravine and boasts some very attractive thatches and white-washed cottages. The last time I was at there was a blanket of mist over the port. By midday, the sea mist had started to clear. There are number of good locations for landscape photography in Boscastle including the harbour and views from warren point.
Trebarwith Strand and Gull Rock are one of my favorite locations, along with Trevose Head Lighthouse which was taken in very stormy conditions.
Northumberland Landscape Photography
Northumberland’s heritage coastline cannot fail to impress. A designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, not only is it of significant geological importance, it features some of the most dramatic coastal scenery in the country. Best known for its sweeping sandy beaches, rolling dunes that fringe the coast, rugged cliffs, and isolated islands, it also contains some imposing castles such as Bamburgh and the evocative ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle with its distinctive pebble beach.
It’s worth going to Holy Island, which can be accessed via a tidal causeway, explore its fascinating harbour, and the fishing village of Craster and picturesque Embleton Bay with its golden sands. At Walkworth beach, enjoy the views northwards to the seaside village of Alnmouth and southwards towards Amble and the dramatic Bamburgh Castle with its grass-covered sand dunes in the foreground.