Michael Cartwright Photography

Windermere and the South Lakes

Join me for a three day, two night October photography trip to one of Britain's best loved national parks to shoot beautiful Windermere and the surrounding area. 

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14th - 16th Oct, 2024

£425.00 / £50.00 Deposit

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The Lake District is a fabulous place to visit at anytime of year, but the autumn months can be simply amazing. From the rugged high peaks, to the pretty villages, waterfalls and lakes, there are countless opportunites in this part of the world. 

We are excited to be basing ourselves in the Windermere area, returning to a quirky B&B that we visited in 2022. The nearby lakes of Windermere, Rydal and Grasmere alongside the surrounding fells of the Langdale region will give us a wealth of subjects to shoot. 

Our accommodation is just a 10 minute walk from the Lake shore. This is my second trip with a group of photographers to The Rum Doodle  and I know from experience that we can expect a warm welcome and good quality food. This B&B has been specifically selected for it's good reviews and great access to the surrounding views. A home cooked breakfast each morning is included. 

It's a quirky place that is unique and enjoyable in equal measure.... "A little bit of luxury, a little bit of whimsy and a whole lot of fun! We’ve created something very different in a quiet corner of Windermere; not ‘boutique’ but a quintessentially English, vintage-styled haven. A place where you can truly relax and let us take care of you. Your luxury accommodation, which rivals that of many hotels, comes in the form of a sumptuous breakfast, a warm welcome with fabulous home baking, individual design and in the people looking after you. Our philosophy is simple; to help you create such wonderful memories that you’ll want return to our rather special B&B again and again!"

We'll be visiting places such as Langdale, Blea Tarn, Waterhead, Grasmere and the Ambleside waterfalls alongside many other accessible locations, all within easy reach. 

Complimentary travel from Teesside in our minibus is included, or you can meet us in the Lakes on day 1. 

Max Group size of 6 ensures plenty of hands on help. Each day we will offer guidance to create the very best images depending on local weather and light conditions. 

Breakfast is included and rooms are single occupancy. 

We'll be setting off early morning on Monday 14th October and returning home for tea time on Wednesday 17th.  

A low £50.00 deposit secures your space, balance due 1st October 2024. 


Travel - Provided in our comfortable mini bus 

Pick Up Time/Location - Approx 7am - 8am from your home (to be confirmed closer to the time)

Traveling Time - Approx 2 hours

Basic Itinerary - Arrive mid morning Monday, full day shoot until sunset, full day shoot Tuesday from sunrise to sunset, shoot sunrise Wednesday and continuing throughout the day, returning home for early evening. Plenty of comfort breaks in between sessions. 

Max Number Of Attendees - 6 (Group of 8 including Michael & Joe) 


Full kit recommended. Lenses to cover ranges 18mm to 200mm. Filters and tripods required to make the most out of potential opportunities. A polarising filter will be helpful.

Our main focus will be on landscape images, waterfalls and lakes. 

Remote release cable, walking boots and outdoor clothing. 


We will largely stay at on good paths. You don't need to be super fit to enjoy this trip but a good level of walking fitness would be advantageous. Possible walk up Loughrigg and/or Orrest Head to be discussed with the group. 


Total cost of £425 includes accommodation with breakfast, travel to and from Teesside, all local travel in the Lake District, photography training.

Does NOT include drinks, snacks, evening meals, entrance fees to heritage sites, insurance, use of camera equipment. 

Deposit to book £50

Balance of £375 due by 1st October 2024, an email will be sent out with details. 


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