September 10, 2022
The Three Peaks area provides some of the most dramatic scenery in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Rugged limestone pavement, lone trees, flat-topped fells and a famous viaduct are some of the highlights of our Ribblehead Workshop based on a circular walk around the Ribblehead area.
After an initial briefing and refreshments, our tour begins with a look at the spectacular Ribblehead Viaduct, the 32m high twenty-four arch bridge carrying the Settle-Carlisle railway across the valley at Batty Moss at the head of the Ribble valley.
Our walk continues around the Ribblehead area, with the viaduct visible in the distance for most of the route taking in areas of limestone pavement with dramatic views toward Whernside, the highest of the Yorkshire Three Peaks in one direction and toward the flat-topped Ingleborough hill in the other.
Along the way a couple of lone trees and numerous larger boulders add interest to the limestone scenery. We also catch a glimpse of the third of the Yorkshire Three Peaks, Pen-Y-Ghent in the distance and finish off the day back at Batty Moss with a fine view toward Park Fell, Simon Fell and Ingleborough as the sun sets.
Post Processing Session (Optional)
For a photographer, typically only around 20 per cent of your time is spent taking the actual pictures and the rest is devoted to post processing at a computer screen. It is a vastly important part of great photography and knowing a few tricks can transform your well-composed and exposed images into visually stunning works of fine art. As a supplement to your day’s workshop, we welcome you to join us the following day for an afternoon discussion and presentation of how to boost your images using Lightroom and Photoshop. The session is held in Knaresborough near Harrogate and we invite you to bring along your favourite images from the workshop for helpful feedback by Sam and Mark. There is a small additional charge of £35 for this session.
For an overview of what we offer on all of our workshops, including the post-processing session, take a look at our About page. Each workshop is restricted to a maximum of six participants with two tutors on hand throughout, giving plenty of time for one to one tuition. If you have any questions, please visit our FAQs page!
Ribblehead Workshop at a Glance
|Highlights:||The spectacular Ribblehead Viaduct, Views of the Yorkshire Three Peaks, Lone trees and limestone pavement.|
|Approximate walking time:||3 hours|
|Difficulty:||Medium to strenuous|
|Notes:||There are no particularly steep hills to climb, just a few inclines as the path makes its way across the valley but note that some of the terrain is very heavy-going across access land.|