PHOTOGRAPHY: Festival of Bowland photo walks

PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES: A walk member with his camera. (s)
PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES: A walk member with his camera. (s)

Digital photography opportunities around Lancashire will be explored within the new programme of the Festival of Bowland photo walks.

Now in their third year and lead by experienced professional photographer Veronica Caperon, several of the programme’s walks are accompanied by wildlife and environmental specialists.

As well as picking up valuable hints and tips, the walks present the opportunity to take photographs in a relaxed way with like-minded walkers and budding photographers.

The first walk takes place on Friday, March 1st and is being held in association with the Spread Eagle Hotel, Sawley. There will be the opportunity to photograph daffodils at Sawley Abbey, followed by lunch at the pub.

On Tuesday, April 16th, the walk will take place in and around Oxenber Wood near Austwick as part of the Flowers of The Dales festival.

Other events in the year include the hen harrier and ring ouzel habitat walk around Bowland, accompanied by the RSPB, and a traditional Bowland hay meadows walk around Slaidburn with the Hay Time project officer.

All events are aimed at those with limited or no photographic experience, but more advanced photographers are welcome to join on that basis. There are also family tickets available and children are most welcome.

Booking is essential and details can be found on the photo walks page at: www.veronicasgallery.co.uk