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Swaledale wildflower meadows

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Event info

Tickets will go on sale on 1st March

The late, great Alfred Wainwright (fell walker and author) said Swaledale was the finest of all Dales and in early June each year its many meadows are covered in a carpet of lush and colourful wildflowers. The quaint village of Muker is the epicentre of this activity and where we shall meet for a full day of wildflower photography. Professional photographer Mark Banks will be on hand throughout the day to give practical advice, tips and tricks.

You may bring a packed lunch and drink or choose to use the cafe or pub in Muker for lunch. 

Please bring clothing and footwear appropriate for the predicted weather forecast and any medication necessary. An umbrella would also be useful for shading flowers when in direct sunlight. Suntan lotion and a hat would also be advisable if the weather looks good.

Please bring:

- camera (with memory card!)

- a choice of favourite lenses including a macro lens

- charged batteries

- tripod.

A Wimberley Plamp is a very useful tool for macro photography but not compulsory (Mark will bring his with him but only has one, so if you can purchase or borrow one that would be ideal). 

Ticket prices for this event include a £2 carbon offsetting charge.  For more information click here.

This will be a group C event for up to six people.




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

Due to tight stiles, this workshop is unsuitable for wheelchair users. The meadows are accessible via a short 5-minute walk to the rear of the village up a small but steep incline of around 50 yards. The meadows are relatively flat and easy to walk on so may be suitable for those with limited mobility. 

There is a lot of free roadside parking available in Muker but it can be quite busy at this time of year. There is also a small car park but parking charges apply, so please bring some change with you.

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.


Yorkshire Dales

Muker Village Store (outside!)


DL11 6QH