Waterfalls in the Yorkshire Dales

Event info

This will be an on location event for up to 6 people.  Tickets will go on sale on 20 August.

This Yorkshire Dales workshop, led by Colin Jarvis, is a wide ranging expedition that covers some of the notable locations in this area of outstanding natural beauty. We will travel towards Hawes, Aysgarth and West Burton to photograph some of the delightful waterfalls in this part of the Dales, including Cotter Force, Cauldron Falls, Mill Gill Force, West Burton Falls, Hardraw Force (£3 charge applies) and Aysgarth Falls.

There will be ample photographic opportunities en-route as the light and conditions change. This is an excellent opportunity to explore some of the Yorkshire Dales's gems.

The use of filters for dramatic effect will be explored. This will cover neutral density filters to slow the shutter speed creating atmospheric water movement, graduated neutral density filters to balance the exposure between the land and sky, and extreme 'big stopper' filters to create wonderful movement in the clouds and water. Technical aspects will be explored including achieving accurate exposure using the manual setting of the camera along with making creative decisions regarding aperture and depth of field.

NB The terrain will be rocky, uneven and slippery.  Not suited to people with limited mobility or wheelchair users.

We will break for lunch at a cafe or pub in Hawes.

Please bring / wear:

  • Loose change for car parks and public toilets
  • Camera, charged batteries, memory card
  • Tripod
  • 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
  • Wellies
  • Grippers / microspikes for wellies (wet rocks can be very slippery)


This will be a group C event for up to 6 people.

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

Event Organiser

Mark Reeves


Venue Information

Toilets are available in Hawes and Aysgarth and at the Hardraw Force pub.

Loose change is needed for car parks.

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 cancelled for this or another reason beyond the RPS’s control.

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.


Gayle Lane car park

Gayle Lane