Michael Cartwright Photography

Farndale Daffodils - Half Day Photography Trip

Farndale is a beautiful valley set within the heart of the North York Moors national park. This is a stunning location complete with an alluring walk along the banks of the River Dove. On this trip, we hope to catch the famous wild daffodils that are on show each year between late March and early April.

The valley is a perfect spot for macro photography and you will find all manner of bugs and wild flowers. We will be taking a walk from Low Mill through to the Daffy Cafe at Church Houses where we you can grab a drink and a snack. This easy, low level walk is taken in stages, separated by a series of gates. After passing through woodland you will quickly find yourself walking through open meadowland. Before you know it, you are back amongst the high trees once again. In the meadows you can find rabbits, sheep, butterflies and many wild birds. 

The walk will be taken at a slow pace, spending time listening to the wildlife and seeking out subjects to shoot in a mindful way. Aside from macro possibilities you will find wide angle landscape shots along the route. We will be focusing on hand held and basic macro photography. You can leave your tripod at home and enjoy the freedom of shooting hand held. 

Includes return travel from Yarm! 

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29th - 29th Mar, 2021

£49.00 / £49.00 Deposit

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Half day trips are perfect for those who would like to explore photography locations with like minded people in a relaxed way. The walking is generally not too strenuous and the time shooting is taken at a steady place. Refreshment breaks are factored in, and we are never far away from conveniences. Locations are all within an hour of Teesside, meaning less time travelling in our comfortable, spacious minibus. 

You will be given tips and ideas on how to make the best from the conditions and we will be on hand to offer guidance. These sessions last between 4 and 5 hours, including travelling time, depending on location.


Pick Up Time/Location - 9.30am Yarm Town Hall 

Travelling Time - Approx 1hr

Shooting Time - 2.5 hours approx

Drop Off Time - 2pm Yarm Town Hall 

Conveniences - Public Toilets at Low Mill and Daffy Cafe 

Refreshments - Daffy Cafe 

Max Number Of Attendees - 7 


This is a good opportunity to practise handheld and macro photography. Tripods are not required. 

Lenses - Wide angle lenses can be utilised to shoot pathways in the environment. A macro lens will be useful for insects and flowers. 

There will be an opportunity to shoot wildlife, making this a good location for telephoto lenses too. Filters are not required. 


Country paths and fields which may be muddy in places, walking shoes are required. There are no steep hills and this easy walk is around 3.5 miles in total. 


I have just returned from a trip to the Arctic Circle arranged by Michael. The best I can say is that this was a trip of a life time! The tour was friendly with lots of laughs. Michael, Scott & Joe passed on their knowledge freely. Nobody was left out, there was something for everyone to do and along with the photo opportunities we had great fun on snowmobiles at midnight on a frozen river going from Finland to Sweden, a dog sled ride through a frozen forest , reindeer sled ride and so much more.
Would I recommend Michael Cartwright Photography?? Hell yes!! A trip I will never forget & many new friends made.

Mike Cook

Over the last 18 months I have been on a number of courses, workshops and photography holidays with Michael Cartwright and his team Scott Bonner and Joe Fletcher. Over that time my photography skills have really improved with their generous and friendly help and support. I have learned so much and met some great people along the way. The latest holiday in Arctic Finland / Sweden has been the icing on the cake. Well organised from start to finish with a range of activities and challenges. It was the most wonderful experience and I have some photographs that I really like. Huge thank you to the team and I can wholly recommend Michael Cartwright Photography!

Gill Davidson

Michael has a unique ability to take complicated subject matter and deliver it in a simple, passionate and infectious manner. He has taken me on a journey with his workshops from ‘extreme novice’ that was absolutely clueless to a confident enthusiast. I will be eternally grateful for all of Michael’s efforts in going the extra mile throughout my learning journey. He is a credit to his profession and he sets the standards for the rest of his industry to follow. Oh, and he is a thoroughly likeable chap too!

Stephen Smith

Great weekend away and I’m really pleased with my photographs! Thanks for a fantastic workshop, everything was first class, including the hotel, the food and the weather! I really enjoyed learning about different ways to compose my photos for a more professional feel. The workshop was well planned and was extremely informative and interesting. The fact that Michael kept a close eye on everybody's progress was an extra bonus. Thanks Michael

Uma Mannan

Both myself and my husband have been friends of Michael's for many years now during which time we have been on numerous photography trips with him! 

We have thoroughly enjoyed every single trip from the Lake District, Paris, Budapest but my absolute favourite was the trip to Finland, we may not have been lucky enough to see the Northern Lights but what a fantastic adventure it turned out to be!! Each trip has been made extra special with the fabulous group of people that we have had the pleasure of making friends with, aside from that there is of course the excellent opportunity to take some amazing photographs of simply stunning scenery and architecture. The trips are always well organised and thoroughly thought through from beginning to end, as well as coming away with some truly amazing photos you will for sure meet some lovely people and make fantastic memories......

Jayne Stephenson

I  attended my first camera course as a complete beginner, I didn’t even know how to turn the camera on! The initial course was perfect for me, very well explained throughout and left me wanting to know more. Michael and the team are brilliant teachers, they are all very patient and we have a lot of laughs along the way. Since learning how to use my camera I have progressed on to landscape workshops and now class myself as being very confident with my kit. I’ve joined Michael on many occassions and would definitely recommend these workshops! 

John Conlin