Great UK Destinations for Landscape Photography trips

MatthewA By MatthewA, 8th Oct 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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For photographers regular travel to variable destinations may be required. Why not consider a few destinations in the UK? For landscape photography the UK has some great destinations, both along its coastline and further inland.


For coastal landscape photography Devonshire, in the West Country, is one of the best destinations. Devonshire is a county that has extensive coastline both in the north and south. Some wondrous coastlines are located in Devon, such as the Jurassic Coast which stretches from East Devon to Dorset. Miles of Jurassic coastline within Devon have some great landscapes, such as Lime Bay which has Jurassic geology.

There are also plenty of beaches in Devon. Check out seaside resort towns such as Torquay, which are located on Torbay. In the north there are resorts such as Ilfracombe, Saunton Sands, Westward Ho and Croyde Bay.

Devon includes some great countryside. Along the north Devonshire coastline you can visit Exmoor, hilly open moorland which stretches into Somerset. Along the Exmoor coastline are some of the highest sea cliffs in England which should provide a great vantage point for landscape photographs. It also has some huge waterfalls, streams and rivers such as the River Exe.

The Lake District

The Lake District is a mountainous region in North West England. The region is famed for its large lakes, forests and mountains making it an ideal landscape photography destination. It includes the largest mountain in England, Scafell Pike, which rises over 3,000ft. Here you can hike the Scafell mountain ranges with your digital camera via various potential routes. At surface level there are lots of lakes in the Lake District, the biggest of which is Windermere, which the largest natural lake in England.

Ben Nevis

Ben Nevis is located in Scotland's highlands, and is the largest mountain in the UK. Take a trip to the Nevis range for some fantastic mountain landscapes. Here there is a ski resort located, and you can also go up to the slopes of mountains such as the Aonach Mor via its mountain gondolas. Surrounding landscape also includes Loch Linnhe which is perpendicular with the setting sun. Take a trip on the Corran Ferry which passes through the loch.


Snowdonia has some of the highest peaks in Wales. It also includes a variety of natural forests and lakes. Llyn Cowlyd is deepest lake in Wales which is located alongside the Carneddau range. Other notable lakes include Llyn Llydaw which is among the largest in the region.

These are a few notable destinations in the UK for landscape photography. From the snowy peaks of Ben Nevis, to the more exotic beaches and coastline in the south of Devon, you can take some great landscape photographs.


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9th Oct 2015 (#)

It's a bit misleading to include the Jurassic coast as a feature of Devon, when about 90% of it is in Dorset! For coastal scenery, I would certainly mention Cornwall.

I would also mention locations that are not necessarily mountainous. Some of the best landscape photography sites are in areas that are more accessible, such as along rivers and in areas of outstanding natural beauty such as the South Downs and New Forest.

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