Jurassic Coast

An amazing 5-day / 4-night photo tour to explore the picturesque Jurassic Coast!

Included

Professional Photo Guide

Transportation (return from London)

Cottage accommodation (private room)

Kase filter kits available

Small tour (max 5 participants)

Dates & Times


1) Wed 16th – Sun 20th March 2022

Fitness Level


Easy – Moderate

Price


£795

Availability


Available

Join Us

Join us on an amazing 5 day / 4 night tour to explore the picturesque Jurassic Coast! 

With our small group – max 5 participants – we’ll be including world-famous landscapes such as Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove plus some infrequently visited gems such as two stunning Beech tree avenues, plus a picturesque old castle so there’ll be a variety of unique locations on offer.

JurassPortland Bill Lighthouse storm sunset

As a bonus – as if the incredible scenery isn’t enough – the best filter company in the business, Kase filters, is kindly providing multiple sets of their Pro filters so you can get the most out this amazing workshop! (over £2,000 worth!) 

We’ll also be keeping an eye on cloud cover at night to see if we can do any astrophotography as well.  Since we’re staying so close to Durdle Door we’ll have the opportunity to photograph this amazing natural arch at sunrise, during the day, at sunset, and at night!

Daily Itinerary

Kingston Lacy Beech Avenue

Day 1

The adventure begins!

You and your fellow travellers will be collected by your photo guide from the scheduled meeting point. From there, you’ll begin the journey to the Jurassic Coast. On our drive through Dorset we’ll stop off at Kingston Lacy’s bech tree avenue on our way to West Lulworth, our home on the footsteps of Durdle Door.

We’ll settle in and look to head to the beach for a sunset at our feature Jurassic Coast location, Durdle Door.

 

Durdle Door sunrise

Day 2

On day two, you’ll rise early as we prepare for the stunning views of Durdle Door, the natural limestone arch that soars out of the sea, as the sun rises behind it.

After we’ve captured the light from our morning session, we’ll head to Lulworth Castle to explore the grounds, and with any luck we’ll find some puddles to practice our reflection shots.

Following lunch, we’ll assess the weather conditions and consider one of our many options for sunset.

Kimmerage Bay at sunset

Day 3

After breakfast on the third day you’ll venture to the iconic Corfe Castle, a 1,000+ year old castle that was partially destroyed by Parliamentarians when it was captured by siege in 1647. 

In the afternoon we’ll explore Kimmeridge Bay…

Durdle Door sunset

Day 4

Day four sees us returning to Durdle Door for a different viewpoint, along with Man O’War Beach.

After sunrise, we’ll make our way to Lulworth Cove where you’ll explore the bay and take the short climb up to photograph Stair Hole.

Following lunch, we’ll make the journey to Portland Bill, where capturing the crashing waves against Pulpit Rock and hopefully a colourful sunset featuring Portland Bill Lighthouse.

Durdle Door black and white long exposure

Day 5

On day five, we’ll rise early to catch the

The afternoon will be spent immersing ourselves in the natural beauty of…

Back to London…Gold Hill…

Corfe Castle with comet Neowise
Recommended Equipment
  • Wide angle lens – 16-35mm, 10-24mm, 14-24mm
  • Walk around/kit lens – 18-55mm, 24-70mm, 24-105mm
  • Longer focal length lens – 70-200mm
  • Tripod
  • Extra Batteries
  • Battery Charger (we have charging facilities on our vehicle)
  • Extra memory cards
  • ND Filters – optional/recommended for long exposures during the day – we have multiple sets of Kase ND filters available to borrow (please let me know the filter thread size of your lenses prior to the workshop)
  • Shutter trigger (wired trigger recommended)
  • Full wet weather gear – just in case!
  • Wellington Boots can be useful for Kimmerage Bay.

A full packing list will be provided prior to the tour.

Included / Not included
  • Included:

    • Professional photo guide & tuition.
    • Return transportation from central London in our comfortable 8 seat vehicle.
    • Cottage accommodation including own room.  There may be supplements for premium rooms with ensuites (if available).
    • Kase filter kits to borow if required
    • Battery charging facilities in vehicle

    Not included:

    • Personal & travel insurance
    • Food & drink
    • Travel to start point or from end point of tour.
    • Anything not specified as “Included”
Fitness Level

Easy to Moderate

This tour involves walking of up to 30 minutes along paths/trails and requires occasional short steep steps or inclines.  A person of average fitness level should have little difficulty.

Where we'll meet

Collection point for tour is outside West Acton Station at 10:30am.

West Action Station is on the Ealing Broadway branch of the Central Line.  Post code is W3 0DS.

Return journey will have two drop off points.  The first is in central London, close to Warren Street, Euston Square, Euston, & Great Portland Street tube stations.

Second drop off point will be West Acton Station.

We expect to return to London Sunday evening.

Testimonials

Thank you so much Dion for another great photo excursion. Very well thought out though flexible and as usual you were on hand to offer useful tips and helpful advice.

Great to use the Kase filters again too!

Nigel R.

Thanks Dion for an amazing workshop, you have helped my confidence grow on the technical side of using my camera once again. I have some lovely images now to look back and remember the experience.

Ben F.

Guides

Dion Hitchcock - Photo Tour Guide

Dion Hitchcock

Dion is an expat Australian based in London, United Kingdom. A prodigious traveller, after visiting 40+ countries he decided it was high time to learn about photography so he could better document his travels and quickly caught “the bug”. He became involved in several camera clubs assisting them running workshops and now runs his own, including in the UK, Iceland, and his home country of Australia. A qualified pharmacist, he’s now swapped helping patients and teaching pharmacy students for helping clients with both the technical aspects and artistic side of photography. Although an unconventional transition, he sees this as a natural progression as both of his parents are artists who instilled in him an appreciation of the beauty of the wondrous world around us.

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Terms of Service

Please note that our tours and workshops are always in high demand and usually sell out. We historically have over 90% occupancy so we strongly advise to book early.

As photographers ourselves, we always do our utmost to ensure each participant has the opportunity to get the best shots possible on every tour. However, we are dependent upon the weather, which is highly unpredictable. Your photo guide will monitor local weather conditions and adjust any proposed itinerary according to conditions and any local weather warnings.

We highly recommend that you have your own travel and medical insurance. For our overseas clients, please be aware that your own domestic medical insurance and private health scheme may not cover you whilst you are overseas.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

We strongly recommend you to get a Trip Cancellation & Travel Insurance after booking your trip. If you cancel your booking and the tour is otherwise filled, we will refund you the full amount you have paid towards the tuition, minus a £150 service fee. If you cancel and the tour does not fill, then you will be refunded according to the following schedule, based on the full fee of tour:

Greater than 90 days from the start date of the Workshop: full refund minus the £150 service fee.
75 days or more: 75% refund
60 days or more: 50% refund
Less than 60 days: no refund

Refunds will be paid by the same method that the original payment was made.

If UK Photo Tours have to cancel a tour then you’ll be offered another place on an existing tour or a full refund. We cannot be held liable for any loss of any kind resulting from the cancellation of a tour beyond the tour ticket price.

Pricing

Prices listed on the UK-Photo-Tours.com website are per person, unless otherwise specified.

Prices are based on the local tariff at the time of quoting, converted at the prevailing foreign-exchange rate as determined by UK Photo Tours.

Price quotations are subject to change without notice, until a booking has been confirmed.

Unless otherwise specified, prices do not include any local taxes or use-fees, including foreign departure, security, port charges, park fees, customs, immigration, agricultural, passenger-facility charges or international transportation tax.

Prices do not include tips/gratuities to tour directors, drivers or local guides; passport and visa fees; baggage and personal insurance; any items of a personal nature; and any beverages or food not specifically listed under “Included” on the product pages of the UK-Photo-Tours.com website

Tour start/end

Our tours have a designated start and end point and it is each participant’s responsibility to ensure they are at the designated starting point on time and the tour price does not include any flights, accommodation, transport, taxes or charges, etc prior to our start or after our end points/time. We are happy to give advice on such should it be needed.

Passports, Visas, & Insurance

It is the responsibility of all passengers, regardless of nationality and destination, to check with the consulate of the country they are visiting for current entry requirements.

As visa and health requirements are subject to change without notice, we recommend that you verify health and visa requirements with the appropriate consulate prior to departure.

Disclaimers & Limitations of Liability

UK Photo Tours cannot be held liable for any loss, damage, accidents, injuries or sickness during your tour. The same applies for any changes in tour schedule due to weather, strikes, industrial action, viral pandemic, civil disturbance, wars, floods or sickness, or any other force majeure. UK Photo Tours reserves the right to change routes, schedules and itineraries if needed because of weather, road, boat route conditions or should the necessity arise because of unforeseen reasons. We advise all travellers to purchase comprehensive travel insurance to minimize possible losses due to unforeseeable situations during your travel.

Covid-19

We are taking great care to follow the current guidance from the government regarding Covid-19 ( https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus ), along with up-to-date advice from tourism organisations such as VisitEngland.com and VisitScotland.com in order to keep safety a priority.

All of our guides are fully vaccinated and have had booster doses. We encourage participants to be fully vaccinated if clinically able to.

To further reduce risk, we’re continuing with requiring masks to be worn in the vehicle (unless medically expempt). Vents will be open and windows lowered in the vehicle to increase fresh airflow. We provide antiviral hand gel in the vehicle and at any accommodation, along with spare surgical 3-ply face masks for participants if required.

We’ve adopted the tour industry standard of requesting a negative Covid-19 lateral flow test within 72 hours of the start of the tour, and ideally for the result to be logged on the government website. This test can be done at home.

By asking for a negative test we hope you’ll agree it is for everyone’s protection and helps to provide a smooth and safe tour. In the UK, you can obtain free lateral flow tests from either your local pharmacy scanning a QR code, or sent direct to your home through the website https://www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests , or by calling 119.

We ask or participants to please be vigilant in reducing their exposure risk to Covid-19 in the 10 days leading up to the tour, and remember to test if you have any symptoms and ensure that you have adequate travel insurance in place.

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