Assynt & Inverpolly Photography Workshop, October 2019

£695.00£850.00

19th – 24th Oct 2019

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I had wanted to visit Assynt and Inverpolly for many years. The images that I saw coming from this part of western Scotland showed a stunning landscape and one that I wanted to photograph for myself. Having visited, I can confirm that it has quickly become one of my favourite places in the UK to visit with a camera. With this in mind, I am genuinely delighted and excited to be running a five day photography tour to Assynt and Inverpolly October 2019.

Why decide to come with me? Well firstly, it’s just so beautiful and quiet. The area is not overrun with photographers and you can quite often find yourself alone with just your camera and thoughts. The other thing I love about Assynt and Inverpolly is that the main mountains (munros) are all wonderfully isolated allowing you to capture wide open vistas with the several gorgeous mountains of Suilven, Cùl Mòr and the most famous mountain in the area, Stac Pollaidh in shot. They all take centre stage and shine in the wonderful Scottish autumnal light and colour. We will also get to visit some of the finest beaches in Scotland, Clactoll, Achmelvic and Achnahaird,


THE WORKSHOP STARTS AT 6pm Saturday 19th October and finishes 10am Thursday 24th October 2019.

TRANSPORT TO ASSYNT AND BACK TO PRESTON (if required)
I offer return travel from Preston to Assynt and back for £75.00 if anyone would prefer not to drive. The total distance to Assynt and back from Preston is 862 miles. I will be leaving Preston at 7.30am on Saturday 15th and arriving in Assynt between 4pm-5pm. We will be stopping off for lunch and toilet stops en-route.

If you would like to be collected 7.30am on the Saturday and wish to stay over in Preston the night before (where I live), I recommend you stay at the IBIS Hotel at J32, M6, north end of Preston. This is a modern, reasonably priced hotel on the edge of the M6 motorway making it easier for me to collect people and gain quick and easy access onto the M6 motorway heading north to Scotland.  

TRANSPORT DURING THE WORKSHOP
Our mode of transport for this workshop is my modern nine-seater long wheelbase Ford Tourneo minibus. This ensures that there is plenty of space for us all including luggage, clothing and camera equipment. There is dedicated heating for rear passengers, three pin electric socket plugs for charging camera batteries as well as USB sockets for mobile phones. There is even a specially built tripod storage rack ensuring safe transport of your tripod (rather than piling everyone’s tripods on top of each other).

ACCOMMODATION
The choice of accommodation for this workshop is a beautiful five bedroom, self catering house near Lochinver. This ensures that we are perfectly positioned to venture north and south while reducing driving time and increasing time spent on location (which is very important to you so it is very important to me). There are four bedrooms available for those who attend. There are two double bedrooms and two twins. With the tour limited to just five people, that requires two people sharing one of the twin rooms but at a reduced rate to compensate.

There are two prices available depending on whether you wish to have your own room or are happy to share and reduce your workshop cost.

Workshop Price

  • £850 Your own room
  • £695 Twin shared room

MEALS
This workshop is self catering. Please feel free to bring your own food for breakfast, lunches can be made up in the mornings but we will be making a couple of visits to the local Spar grocery shop in Lochinver. There is also Lochinver Larder across the road from the Spar shop where you can purchase gourmet pies (they’re amazing). Evening meals will be taken in Peet’s, a local restaurant in Lochinver.

Suilven, Cùl Mòr and Stac Pollaidh, Assynt, Scotland
Suilven, Cùl Mòr and Stac Pollaidh, Assynt, Scotland
Rowing Boat, Loch Lurgainn, Assynt, Scotland
Rowing Boat, Loch Lurgainn, Assynt, Scotland
Tree Island, Loch Assynt, Assynt, Scotland
Tree Island, Loch Assynt, Assynt, Scotland
Magical Rainbow Over Suilven and Cul Mor from Stac Pollaidh, Assynt, Scotland
Magical Rainbow Over Suilven and Cul Mor from Stac Pollaidh, Assynt, Scotland
Achnahaird Beach, Assynt, Scotland
Achnahaird Beach, Assynt, Scotland
Golden Autumnal Light, Stac Pollaidh, Assynt, Scotland
Golden Autumnal Light, Stac Pollaidh, Assynt, Scotland
Achmelvich Beach, Assynt, Scotland
Achmelvich Beach, Assynt, Scotland
Room Type

Shared Twin Room, Sole Room Occupancy