Terrain: Medium - steepish slopes, uneven surfaces, wet sand/mud
Skill Level: All abilities & all camera types welcome
Duration: 2.5 hours (approx)
25th Feb Travel/Street Photography 8am - 10.30am
25th Feb Twilight & Night Photography 6pm - 8.30pm
Can’t make the date? Why not book a private tour or lesson. Private bookings are flat-rate so you can bring friends or family along for free.
Travel, Street & Nature Photography at Whitby
There is nowhere on earth that is anywhere like Whitby. It’s unique and whatever you like to photograph you’ll find inspiration around every corner of this special place. It’s the perfect place to learn and hone new photography skills.
This special photo walk begins as the sun rises over Whitby Harbour and Whitby Abbey. From there we’ll explore the beaches, scenery and wildlife. Yorkshire’s east coast never fails to inspire. From nesting fulmar to the restless turnstones there’s some great wildlife scenes to capture. As well as nature, Whitby’s landscape is steeped in history, myth and legend. Working our way into the town we’ll explore the historic streets and scenes of this iconic coastal town. The walk finishes in the centre after around two and a half hours, leaving you the rest of the day to practice your photography further around Whitby and/or further afield.
Whitby offers an exciting array of scenery to enjoy and photograph. The dominant feature is the Abbey ruins that overlook the town. Beneath lies the lifeblood of the town, the harbour. Bringing both fish and tourists the harbour offers a mix of the old and the new. Old lobster pots, ropes and nets make great features as do the eclectic mix of boats and ships moored to the harbour walls. Away from the harbour the sandy beaches, beach huts and dog walkers also make for some great scenic shots. The gothic streets and shop windows at Whitby are unlike anywhere else and are well worth exploring too.
There is a great mix of exciting wildlife at Whitby. The most charismatic of which has to be the turnstone. This small but stunning birds scurry around the piers and harbours looking for food they make brilliant subjects for your camera. Equall, if not more stunning is the Fulmar who will be beginning to nest on the local cliffs. Fulmar are a relative of the albatross and as fascinating as they are gorgeous. Watch these stunning perform the effortless, mesmerising flights you’d typically have to travel to the Southern Hemisphere to enjoy!
Night Photography Walk
Explore this iconic town in the twilight hours and learn the magic of night photography under expert and friendly guidance from award-winning photographer in small group of like-minded people.
Ideally you'll have a tripod and a camera that can be taken off of auto. Camera & tripod hire available.
Private Lessons & Tours
A private tour of Whitby can be a great way get the best from this iconic yorkshire town. With a lesson tailored to your preferences we can explore the areas you want to and adjust the lesson specifically to your ability. For example if you want to try night photography, capture the steam train or explore some of the wider areas surrounding Whitby such as Robin Hood bay.
Can I bring children?
From an early age, photography has played such a key role in my life. As part of my desire to champion photography to young people I offer free places for under 16s when accompanied by a paying adult.
What if the weather forecast is bad?
You may be surprised just how many bad forecasts result in beautiful days - it happens a lot!
Walking Photography will always try and proceed with a planned photo walk. If extreme weather conditions or severe accessibility issues arise, then the walk date will rearranged for a convenient date.
What if the weather is bad?
It is surprisingly rare to have an event that is completely marred by the weather. With a deep to commitment to offering fun and enjoyable photo walks and workshops, if the event is judged to have been ruined by the weather participants will be given a 50% discount voucher off a future Photo Walk workshop up to the same value.
Can I bring my camera phone or tablet?
Yes! We welcome camera phone and tablet walkers on most photo walks. There are some events like Get a Grip Course and the Night Photo Walks where you require manual functions on your camera. Such events are clearly noted in the descriptions.
What is the accessibility like?
Accessibility varies widely from event to event. Please get in touch with any accessibility questions.
Walking Photography also offers Private Leisure Tours at a fixed rate that can be tailored to address any accessibility needs.