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Old 5th Nov 2012, 00:52   #1
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Where to go around the UK for landscapes?

Hi guys, I got about a year in the UK to do my Masters.

I think I've seen some fantastic landscapes around on this forum but I cannot remember how far back that was (08 or something?)

So, where should I be going for beautiful vistas, lonely moors, cliffs and that sort of thing?
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Old 5th Nov 2012, 01:49   #2
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Wales, lake district ? Yorkshire dales.
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any of the national parks should give you a brilliant scenery.

having a car is desirable though.

although landscape photography isn't purely about travelling to places and finding other people's tripod marks. where will you be studying? anywhere can create a great landscape photo. look for the lines and shapes created by the terrain/buildings/body of water.
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Passed through Aviemore yesterday on my way back home from Inverness yesterday, some of the views around there are astounding.

If you do come to Scotland, be prepared for crap weather, especially this time of year.
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Wales, lake district ? Yorkshire dales.
modd1uk : Thanks! Where in wales though? I could check out the dales.
wuyanxu : out in the University of Warwick, so I could wander around the midlands quite easily. I'm curious to see more of GB as it is (also, Homeworld 3 is still on top of my wants list)
digitaldunc : Would late spring be a better idea to go to Scotland? My gf's brother is in Glasgow, he reports poor weather quite often.
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Wales = The Brecon beacons National park.

Dorset = Corfe Castle, Isle of purbeck, Kimmeridge
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close to Coventry then:
Peak district national park. I went there a few months ago with a few other photographers, and did this walk. here is the resulting photo thread.

for Dorset, you forgot Durdle Door.

Exmoor nation park is also great. look in my flickr stream (see sig), there's a few I took 2 weeks ago.

Snowdonia in North Wales is also good, there's a Mach loop which combines scenery with fight jets. it's on my to-do list when the weather gets warmer.

as mentioned, the highlands in Scotland is fantastic, rent a car and spend at least a week up there, it's so big and beautiful. another one on my to-do list, only spent 1 day got up to Loch Ness on my last visit. next time I plan to rent a cabin up there.




or your local park or any open ground near the university. perhaps city scape of your university buildings? Winter isn't really the right season for going anywhere......
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Thanks guys, I got something to plan for now Probably lay low for winter I suppose, then go off in spring/summer.

Thanks again!
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Try Rhossili, its one of the top 5 beaches in the uk Its by Swansea so easily day-trippable from you but you could probably get an overnight in a travelodge/premier inn/etc somewhere towards Tenby and take in the Pembrokeshire National Park too.

Some great scenery down there.
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If you can find the time and money, do a tour of the Scottish Highlands. A bit of a predictable response but I'm sure you can do a quick search and find some great places to take photos up north.

I'm a bit biased since I'm from up that way but some of the scenery is just incredible.

My favorite place has to be the viewpoint on Struie Hill, you can see it on Google Maps here.

I'm sure there are plenty of amazing landscapes in less remote areas but I do enjoy passing that viewpoint when I'm visiting home, one of the best bits of scenery I've ever seen.

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how about the south west area of the uk? - Not knowing where you are but there is some stunning views around cornwall...
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