Reeds and reflections

Winter in Torridon and Wester Ross, 22-27 January 2024 - last few places!


£1595 per person (£1495 for single room)

Deposit £250


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Scotland’s highlands are perhaps at their most dramatic in winter. Wester Ross, and Torridon in particular, has some of the most stunning of all Scotland’s landscapes, with rugged mountains and beautiful lochs populated by scots pines and birch. At this time of year, the mountains may be snowcapped, making our backdrops even more stunning, and the sun remains low all day, creating beautiful light on the landscape. This area of Scotland has a remote feel to it – it is distant from large towns, and in winter is relatively quiet and peaceful.


We’ll explore Loch Torridon, Loch Clair and Loch Maree - all are close to our base at Kinlochewe, and hopefully we’ll get a variety of lighting conditions to give us fantastic photographic potential. Loch Maree has numerous little islands punctuating the loch along its length, as well as swathes of ancient Scots pines along the lochside. Loch Clair is photogenic in almost any conditions, and the mountainous backdrop to Loch Torridon is truly spectacular. We may also explore a little further afield, if time allows. There are also a number of beautiful beaches in this area that have spectacular mountainous backdrops.


Light on Slioch, Loch Maree, Scotland

When does the workshop start / end?

The workshop will commence upon pickup from Inverness on 22nd January. Depending on flight times, you may need to consider travelling up the day before and staying overnight in Inverness, so that we can set off to Torridon in reasonable time on the morning of Monday 22nd January. Participants can be picked up at Inverness town or airport, and dropped off again at Inverness on Saturday 27th January for those needing to catch flights home. Alternatively, participants are free to make their own way to the hotel at Kinlochewe, where we will agree a time to meet up.The workshop will end after breakfast on 27th January, when we will drive back to Inverness.


Fitness level

It is not expected that any of the walks on this workshop will be particularly strenuous, but an overall reasonable fitness level will be required to cope with boggy, undulating terrain.


Clothing required

Good waterproof walking boots suitable for boggy terrain will be useful, or alternatively warm neoprene wellies. A waterproof, insulated jacket, layers, and walking trousers will also be needed to cope with changeable and sometimes dramatic weather conditions. A hat and gloves will be essential.


Under a blood red sky



Duration

5 nights


Accomodation

The Kinlochewe hotel, from 22-27 Hotel (5 nights)

Kinlochewe hotel

Accomodation is either in a double / twin room (for single occupancy), or a single room. All rooms have their own bathroom facilities. Breakfasts at the hotel are included. The hotel has offered us 5 double / twin rooms and 2 single rooms, so please let me know which you’d prefer – there is a £100 discount for those selecting a single room, but this is on a first come, first served basis.


Included

5 nights accommodation

Breakfast at the hotel

All transportation during the workshop

Tuition from Mark


Excluded

Travel to/from Inverness

Lunches / dinners / drinks / snacks 

Insurance


Minimum / Maximum group size

Minimum 3 Maximum 6


For an idea of some of the locations we'll visit, you can use the search facility on my website using the keyword "Torridon"


Island of trees, Loch Maree, Scotland
  • Torridon Lochan, Scotland
  • Ancient Scots Pines, Loch Maree, Scotland
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