Loch Torridon

Torridon is a village, estate and area on the North West Coast of Scotland. The mountains and views around the area are superb, providing vistas for budding landscape photographers. But that is not all, the Loch itself is home to wildlife such as Dolphins, Seals and Otters that can be occasionally seen an photographed. In the village there is a Deer Sanctuary, where Red Deer can be seen, along with

Loch Kernsary - Landscape

A walk around Loch Kernsary or even just part way gives the photographer views of the Loch, Local farmland, and the distant Mountains that border Loch Maree. The circuit from Poolewe, Wester Ross, is about 10km long, by far the best part of the circuit walk that I followed – described on WalkHighlands.co.uk – is the first part along the Loch. Here there are obvious Landscape views to take, but

Upper Ardessie Falls

Ardessie Falls are a set of falls that, offer the photographer to take some shots of the impressive falls, and additionally take views over Little Loch Broom off the North West Coast of Scotland. The Falls are located at Ardessie Wester Ross, which is on the A832 between Poolewe and Ullapool. There is limited road side parking in a layby nearby. The lower falls can be viewed from the roadside,

Benn Eighe from Kinlochewe Estate Path

Kinlochewe is a small village in Wester Ross, Scotland. The Heights of Kinlochewe, refers to a circular walk from here, down a track on the Estate, that winds up to the eventually view Mount Siloch from Loch Fada. The Estate is a shooting estate, so checking on access during the hunting season is advisable. This walk is documented here ( In reverse order of the easier track route that may

Stourhead in Infrared (7)

Stourhead is a National Trust Estate near Mere in Dorset. The estate features an large garden which offers excellent landscape photography opportunities all year round, featuring a stunning lake and views. The estate also has a Palladium mansion and estate house that can be explored. For photographers the landscaped garden which opened in the 18th Century, will surely be the drawing point to a visit. The views vary year round

Great Crested Grebe with Coot nest building

Langford Lakes is a Wiltshire Wildlife Trust Reserve near Salisbury. The reserve consists of 3 Lakes that were originally gravel excavation sites in the 70’s and 80’s. A 4th lake has been put in place in the Summer of 2013, with a new hide added there to the existing 4 at the reserve. The reserve attract a wide range of wildlife, with lots of bird life including Great Crested Grebes,

Mallard Duckling Portrait

Arundel Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust is just down the road from Arundel Castle in West Sussex. There is charge for entering the site if you are not a WWT member. On the day I visited it was £11.50 for an adult. The a large number of excellent hides and viewing areas, and the layout means you can get fairly close to the wildfowl there. A reasonably long lens 200-300mm would

Brent Geese incoming

Normandy Marsh is the first lagoon you come to if you walk from Lymington’s Haven Boat Yard towards Keyhaven on the Keyhaven-Lymington Nature Reserve. This is a large lagoon and attracts a large number of overwintering birds, and is worth a visit for the photographer during good winter days. Even if not going around the whole reserve. Additionally the yacht marina provides opportunities for landscape and abstract boat photography. Views

Four-spotted Chaser

Otmoor RSPB nature reserve is only about 15-20 minutes away from Oxford, hosting mainly wildfowl, ducks & waders, on a wetland & reedbed habitat. You may also see several different types of birds of prey, such as Red Kites, and is host to large number of starlings in the winter. I recommend both obtaining directions before setting off to the reserve as it is not signposted, and taking food &

Lapwings at Titchfield Haven

Titchfield Haven Nature Reserve near Haven is run by Hampshire County Council and is open Weds-Sundays. There is a charge for visiting the reserve itself which now has 8 bird hides which overlook reedbeds and fields. There are two sides to walk round, one is a boardwalk through trees, the other a mostly gravel path. Parking is free on the nearby shoreline. The reserve is a breeding ground in Summer