Dawn At Blea Tarn

Blea Tarn and the Langdales

Event info

An on-location workshop for up to six participants.  Tickets will go on sale on 15th August.

Meet at Blea Tarn for sunrise to shoot the morning light hitting the Langdale Pikes, reflected in the waters of the tarn.

Then walk the valley to the impressive Cathedral Cavern and the stunning Slaters Bridge, a beautiful little packhorse bridge over the river.

Visit the pub there for lunch and refreshments (not included in the price of the workshop), then walk back to tarn.

Finish at waterfall in Great Langdale.

There is approx. 4 miles of walking but we will take our time as there is so much to shoot on route.  Paths are uneven and gravelly with the occasional incline.  There are no toilets other than at the pub.

Please bring / wear:

  • Loose change for car park. Currently free to National Trust members, otherwise £4.00
  • Camera, charged batteries, memory card
  • Tripod
  • Flash (optional) for use in the cavern
  • 6- and 10-stop neutral density filters (if you have them)
  • Graduated neutral density filters (if you have them)
  • Warm and waterproof clothing suitable for the weather, location and time of year
  • Walking boots
  • Packed lunch if you prefer to pub lunch
  • Snacks and drinks


Social distancing:

The workshop leader will be following safe practices in line with social distancing guidance and will require participants to do the same.  Please do not attend if you do not wish to comply.


Your data

Please note: your personal data (name, email address and telephone number) that you supply when booking an event will be passed to the event / workshop leader in order to enable them to:

  • contact you in advance of the event to remind you or notify you of joining instructions (or changes thereto) etc.
  • contact you at short notice before or during an event in case of any emergency or last-minute changes (eg because of weather).

By booking this event you are deemed to consent to this transfer of your data.


Event Organiser

Mark Reeves


Venue Information

No facilities.  Uneven gravelly paths.

Cancellation policy

Cancellation by You

If you wish to cancel your booking PLEASE let the event leader / organiser know with as much notice as possible. If nothing else, this can avoid them delaying the start of the event while they wait for you.

If you have paid for an event, please note that this fee/ticket price is non-refundable unless we are able to sell your place to somebody else. You are welcome to sell your place yourself but, again, PLEASE notify the event leader / organiser in advance of any change.

Cancellation by us

Event leaders are asked to make plans for alternative activities or locations in the case of poor weather and, in most cases, events will proceed despite poor weather unless, in the view of the event leader, the weather will lead to unacceptable safety risks or very little chance of successful photography. It is inevitable, however, that occasionally an event will be postponed or cancelled for this or another reason beyond the RPS’s control. If an event is postponed we will transfer your booking to the rearranged event, with the option of a refund if the rescheduled date is not suitable for you.

Occasionally an event may also be cancelled owing to lack of bookings. So if you wish to attend an event, don’t leave it till the last minute to book as it may be too late.

If an event is cancelled we will give you as much notice as we are able and any payment by you to the RPS in respect of the event offered as a full refund. In the case of events cancelled because of lack of interest we will aim to give at least three weeks’ notice wherever possible.

Please note we are NOT able to refund any associated or consequential costs including but not limited to travel, accommodation, insurance premium or other costs incurred by you in order to attend the event.


Blea Tarn car park

Blea Tarn


LA22 9PG