As with all locations the weather in this region can be variable and change quite quickly, especially near the coast. Although we will be going on no long hikes it could pay to have some robust boots/shoes to hand as we may well need to move over wet rocks on some shore lines. Wellies would be advisable for those who wish to wade further out to sea to get shots of the shore.
National Trust/English Heritage
Some of the places we may be visiting are owned by these two bodies. So I would advise all, who are members of either of these two organisations to bring their membership cards along.
The largest group size on these courses will be five students. I find that this is an ideal number allowing time for individual tuition as well as allowing maximum flexibility during the course.
There is no set itinerary for this course, much is left up the time of year, weather and mainly where the participants wish to go.
On the Friday night we gather in Beadnell for to meet and for introductions. Then spend some time looking at the various places we wish to visit on the Saturday.
A typical Saturday
Depending on the time of year we could have an early start and check out one of the locations at sunrise both Bamburgh and Dunstanburgh castle are very good for that. Often this could mean staring off at about 07:30!
Usually a trip over to Holy Island is a must but the tides will dictate what time we go over there and for how long we stay. It is easy to spend the best part of the day in this spot.
Depending on where visitors come from and what time they want to finish; we may take our own vehicles, which means we do not have to return to Beadnell at the end of the day and can spend more time at our photography. Often when the students all come from further south, we spend the final session at the Gateshead water front and the Angel of the North and depart from there.