This is an on-location workshop for up to six participants led by Philip Bedford. Ticket sales open on 17th February 2022.
A large set of hills in the heart of the South Downs National Park, with Firle Beacon and Mount Caburn guiding the Ouse river down to the south coast. Experience the morning light hitting the sweeping slopes of the South Downs, and rising mists (if you’re lucky) over the fields of Sussex, with views across the beautiful rural countryside and the dynamic lines. We’ll capture the sunrise from Firle Beacon and then tour a few viewpoints across the hills.
Students should bring plenty of morning snacks/breakfast and a packed lunch for a break at around 9am.
Clothing and equipment:
Camera, Tripod and Filters.
Walking Shoes, Windbreaker and appropriate clothing for the weather conditions. Torch for early morning.
Terrain is quite uneven, some uneven rocky footpaths to watch out for. There will be lots of walking, mostly on footpaths. Expect hiking of around 5-6 miles throughout the day.
The nearest toilet facilities are at Glynde Recreation Ground, one of the nearby villages – The morning session is either the nearest bush, or a drive to Lewes to the local Tesco supermarket.
Ticket prices for this event include a £2 carbon offsetting charge. For more information click here.
In the light of recent developments, the latest government guidance and leading industry practice the RPS Landscape Group has adopted the following updated guidelines for events involving meeting in person.
- Before attending one of our workshops or events please take a lateral flow test and do not attend if the result is positive.
- Unless you are medically exempt you are encouraged to be fully vaccinated (i.e. 2 vaccinations, plus a booster if applicable) to attend one of our events. If you are not fully vaccinated (for whatever reason) you must follow rigorous social distancing measures including:
- maintaining a physical distance of at least 2m from other participants and the event leader whenever possible
- wearing a face covering whenever it is not possible to maintain such a distance
- following any other social distancing and infection prevention measures and advice issued by relevant public health authorities.
- You must not attend any event if you have symptoms of covid-19 or have had a positive covid test result within the last 14 days.
- The event leader may ask you to wear a face covering at certain times e.g. while indoors or while any tuition necessarily takes place in close proximity to the tutor or other participants. Unless you are medically exempt you must comply with the event leader’s requests.
- Decisions regarding the implementation of these precautions will be those of the event leader, taking account both of current government guidance or regulations and, if this would lead to a more cautious approach, common sense. The event leader's decision will be final. If you are not willing to comply with any such instructions, please don't book a place.
You should take out insurance to cover cancellation in the event that you contract Covid-19 and are unable to attend.
Carers and helpers
Any person who has a health condition or disability and needs a carer or helper may bring them along to an RPS Landscape Group event without charge. You must book a carer/helper ticket for your helper.
The carer/helper is there to assist you and will not be given any tuition or be permitted to participate in the photographic discussion. Attendance is free of charge but any out of pocket costs such as meals, transport or accommodation will be borne by the attendee.
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.
- Venue Information
The Downs terrain is quite hilly, so lots of walking on footpaths and hilly, uneven ground. Some rocky paths but most areas are easy to walk on.
Car parking charges of around £3 apply.
Toilet facilities: other than the nearest bush the nearest toilets are a short drive away.
- 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.
Firle Beacon car park
South Downs Way