Woodland bluebell hunt

28 April 2019

05:45 - 14:00

Near Silverstone
Hazelborough Wood
Off A413
Near Silverstone
United Kingdom
NN13 5TU


Group Member£20.00 
RPS Member£50.00 
Non RPS Member£62.00 
Information pack (PDF, 67.4 KB) →

Image (c) Nathan Barry


This woodland event, led by Nathan Barry, will be based in several areas of ancient woodland around the Northamptonshire area.  In spring, we can expect to find plentiful bluebells, although their peak season is not possible to predict in advance!  Aside from bluebells there will be beech, birch, oak and many other varieties of photogenic trees and fauna to capture – perhaps even the occasional deer, for those quick on the shutter. 

These forest areas are not the typical ‘tourist’ ones frequented by others, so we will have them largely to ourselves.  This gives time and mental focus to work on woodland composition, which can be very challenging.

The day will give you a chance to work on your composition, sense of perspective and refinement of complex surroundings into considered frames.  You will be able to roam around to find your own space and no two shots from the day will be the same.  Whether rain or shine, there will always be images to be made in these woodlands.

The areas to be visited are flat with no significant gradients. Forest paths will generally be well-surfaced although participants should be prepared for mud underfoot in places.  Moderate walking distances (up to several miles) on the flat can be expected in total for the day.

Lunch will be at a café or pub but participants are welcome to bring their own lunch if preferred.

Please bring / wear:

  • Usual clothing for being outdoors in British spring
  • Waterproofs
  • Gloves
  • Boots or wellies
  • General camera equipment
  • Telephoto lens will be useful, as will a polariser
  • Tripod advised.

This will be a category B event for up to 6 participants.

The meeting point can be seen on Google maps by clicking this link.

Mark Reeves
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Region: East MidlandsGroup(s): Landscape