10 Popular Photography Tours in the Lake District

10 Popular Photography Tours in the Lake District

You may have seen some incredible pictures online, but there’s nothing better than experiencing the Lake District first hand. The views from the hilltops and mountains are something else, with plenty of opportunities for that perfect selfie. The beautiful lakes provide a lovely backdrop to that special moment, while the wildlife can be pictured in their natural habitat. So if you’re a professional cameraman or a budding amateur, here are 10 popular photography tours in the Lake District that may be of interest.

With so many beautiful locations near the Windermere Tranquil Retreat don’t forget to pack your camera!

The Lakes Insider Tour

First on our list of 10 popular photography tours in the Lake District covers much more than just Windermere.  If you’re struggling to decide which area of the Lake District to visit, then the Lakes Insider Tour will cover a fair bit. This family friendly experience picks out some stunning landscapes with an aim to capture a portrait with your loved ones. This tour also includes a visit to the home of Beatrix Potter and a ferry ticket across Windermere.

Rod Ireland Photography

What better way to enjoy an adventure in the Lake District than with a local guide. Rod Ireland offers a photography tour in the Lake District, day courses are available as well as 2 and 3 day tours.

Photos by Carmen

Another local tour is based in Keswick, thanks to photos by Carmen. Providing helpful photography workshops along with nearby attractions such as Castlerigg Stone Circle. You can also arrange a guided tour of Keswick Museum & Art Gallery.


There are almost an endless amount of walking holidays and hiking trails in the Lake District. This self-guided tour is courtesy of landscape photographer Nick Cockman. Taking in locations such as Derwentwater, Catbells Walk from Latrigg and heritage sites along the way.

Light & Land

You need to book in advance to make the most of this one, bespoke weekend breaks that cover a lot of the Lake District history. Photograph the waterfalls, lakes, hills and mountains outside of the busy tourist seasons.

Lakeland Photographic Holidays

Why limit yourself to one option, when you can book a combination of different activities in the Lake District? Various photography workshops for all abilities and all ages are available with Lakeland Photographic Holidays.

The Lakes Photography Tour from Windermere

While on this adventure in Windermere, make the most of the river cruise and venture further afield with hop on and hop off passes available.

Loughrigg Fell

With Windermere to the south and the peaks of Langdale in the west, combine your mountain walk and rock climbing adventure with amazing locations for taking photographs.


If you’re looking for somewhere off the beaten track then Loweswater is just that. The rural landscape great for those long bike rides before taking time out to enjoy the quiet life.


Once the only place in England to spot a Golden Eagle, there are still lots of animals to photograph in Haweswater. Great for wildlife activities and birdwatching, book an educational tour and learn how to survive in the wild – just remember to bring your camera!

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