Location guide

Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Frans handpicked locations highlight a cluster of Great Britain's outstanding geographical marvels. Discover more with our location guide. THE OLD MAN OF STORR, ISLE OF SKYE You’ll find craggy spikes and pinnacles draped with green when visiting this spectacular Scottish skyline, which can be seen from great distances across the Trotternish Ridge. The remnants of volcanic activity are best enjoyed just before sunrise, after a fair walk to the spectacle. THE COBBLER, ARGYLL AND BUTE Rust-coloured grass will light up your lens at The Cobbler, one of Scotland s best loved mountains that is also tagged as Ben Arthur and is about an hour from Glasgow. Head to Arrochar, a village rich in history in Argyll and Bute to see this peak in all its glory. BAY OF CREEKLAND, HOY, ORKNEY Just off the tip of Scotland on the north-easterly coast of Orkney s second largest island is where the sandy Bay of Creekland lies. While you’re there, plan to stop off at another elderly structure, The Old Man of Hoy, which is a 450ft sea stack made up of sandstone that is a favourite among climbers and photographers alike. BAMBURGH BAY, NORTHUMBERLAND The coastal and quaint village of Bamburgh is home to Bamburgh Castle and boasts a beach made to be photographed, thanks to its architectural masterpiece as a backdrop. The setting arches around to Budle Bay, an expanse of mudflats where you ll be able to photograph violet clouded sunsets like Fran s and observe wildfowl. CLIFFS OF MOHER, COUNTY CLARE These zig-zagging 214m high cliffs steeped in the ocean are one of Ireland s most popular visitor attractions on the west coast. You can double-up on both landscape and wildlife photography here, as these cliffs are inhabited by huge communities of protected nesting seabirds.
Cliffs of Moher

Cliffs of Moher

THE KNOCKANES RIDGE, THE BURREN, COUNTY CLARE Ancient and blissfully rural, The Burren is a gem among gems in Ireland. The name, which stems from Boireann which means rocky place, was chosen because of the mass of limestone landscape and the highest point in the Burren National Park is Knockanes at 207m. If you’re a newbie to the area, a guided walking tour around this region will aid your trip so you can focus on your camera skills. LONG MYND AND THE WREKIN, SHROPSHIRE The rolling colourful hills of the Long Mynd are one of our former geocaching competition locations and it’s plain to see why. Its history spans 560 million years and the highest point of the Long Mynd is 517m (1595ft). If you long for camera-friendly views which tumble into a dozen or so counties, head to the Wrekin which stands at 407m (1334ft) tall and is the 15th highest peak in Shropshire. Formed from some of the most time-worn rock, the hill was explored by Lord of the Rings author JRR Tolkein when he lived in Penkridge. HIGH CUP NICK, CUMBRIA A northern England favourite, this U-shaped valley of basalt cliffs is on the Pennine Way and can be accessed from the village of Dufton, a route which will leave you wowed by scenic moorland and fascinating geology. RAMSLEY MOOR, DERBYSHIRE Set in the west of the Peak District, Ramsley Moor is a picturesque rugged moorland area where you ll also find Shillito Wood, home to the Shillito Cross. This historic monument guided early travellers across these parts and is a great landmark.
Ramsley Moor

Ramsley Moor

CAPTURE BRITAIN ON YOUR IPAD Desperate to explore and learn more about the British landscape? Our free Capture Britain iPad app will pinpoint the best photography hotspots in the UK with bite sized chunks of information and maps to revitalise your inspiration. Showcasing locations in 20 UK regions with stunning images, every landscape enthusiast should download their free version when it hits the iTunes travel and photo libraries this Autumn.

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