Northumberland Coast, October 2024


22nd – 24th Oct 2024


Workshop Leader: Alistair How

Northumberland offers some of the most dramatic coastlines in the UK. Situated on the eastern side of northern England, this fascinating stretch of coastline provides the seascape photographer with miles of outstanding beaches, a huge variety of rock formations not to mention castles aplenty.

The Northumberland coastline is dominated by the castles of Bamburgh, Lindsifarne, and Dunstanburgh but there is much more to Northumberland than just castles. On our specially created three day, two night workshop, we will be visiting the above castles as well as several other locations that will be dictated by the tide times, weather conditions, and the direction of the sun. There are so many stunning locations to visit, from the big, smooth boulder beach of Embleton Bay to the quaint harbour of Beadnell, from the fishing village of Seahouses with its numerous fishing boats and fantastic rock formations to the unique position of being stranded on Holy Island at high tide and photographing the 16th century castle positioned high up on Basalt volcanic rock.

Of course, no visit to Northumberland is complete without standing on the gorgeous beach at Bamburgh at dawn and watching the sunrise side lighting the majestic castle. Little wonder why Northumberland is one of the top destinations for seascape photographers in the UK.

Accommodation for this workshop is two nights bed and breakfast at The Victoria Hotel in Bamburgh, which is a two minute walk from Bamburgh Castle and all of the locations that we will be visiting are located nearby. You will receive dedicated professional 1-2-1 photography tuition from two workshop tutors and all transport between locations will be in my own personally owned eight seat luxury Mercedes V-Class minibus.

All in all, there is something for everyone on this workshop. Places are limited to just six with a ratio of 1:3 with two workshop leaders. I hope you can join Alistair How and Mal Crawford for what will be a fantastic three days on one of the UK’s most beautiful stretches of coastline.

Date and Time
2pm Friday 22nd – 6pm Sunday 24th October 2024 

Three Days, Two Nights


Workshop Leader
Alistair How

Workshop Assistant/Driver
Mal Crawford

Workshop Attendees

Meeting Place
2pm at The Victoria Hotel, Bamburgh

Exertion Level
Easy / Medium – All locations within 10-30 minutes from the car and on rocky beaches/sandy beaches. Wellies are highly recommended for this workshop. A reasonable level of fitness and mobility is required to attend this workshop.

Sunrise, Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland

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