Skye, Glencoe & Torridon 2019
20th to 24th May 2019 5 days £1495.00 (deposit £200.00) – places available – book now
Photograph the drama of Glencoe and true spirit of Skye amongst the magnificent Wild Scottish Highland’s mountains, lochs and glens.
This stunning Scottish photo tour features the Wild Scottish Highlands including remote mountains and lochs of Torridon, Loch Ness and the Great Glen. Infamous Glencoe, Glen Etive and Rannoch Moor, Glenfinnan and Loch Shiel and the famous Viaduct ( more recently of Harry Potter fame). Then there a ferry sailing over to the majestic The Isle of Skye – Elgol and the Quiraing and Eilean Donan Castle.
“Thanks Glen, I had an incredible time. I’d highly recommend one of his tours or workshops to anyone interested in photography.” Wild Highland tour 2013 – Travis Owney Virginia USA
12:00 – 12:30PM: Introduction and pick up. You’ll be picked up in Inverness and introduced to your guide Glen, before heading out to the village of Muir of Ord. After dropping your off luggage at the hotel we’ll head straight out to the wild mountains and lochs of Torridon
From your first base near Inverness you’ll be photographing aspects of beautiful Loch Maree and Glen Torridon where the mountains soar into the Highland mist and cloud in the remote North West Highlands. This is one of the most picturesque and unspoilt parts of the Highlands. Where Scots pine trees, sparkling lochs and brooding mountains combine to offer the photographer the opportunity to capture some truly Highland scenes.
After a night in Muir of Ord you’ll experience the Singleton Whiskey Distillery before heading south west down Loch Ness side and the Great Glen to historic and dramatic Glencoe. This jaw dropping location and Scotland’s most infamous Glen sets the scene for a great full days shooting featuring plunging waterfalls, the 3 sisters peaks and the rivers and streams that meander through the heart of the Glen.
two dusk sessions the first on Rannoch Moor which offers the photographer a sense of isolation and mood thats hard to match, the second, a dusk session at nearby Castle Stalker isolated by the waters of Loch Linnhe which also provides an iconic composition.
After 2 nights in nearby Kinlochleven you’ll depart for Glenfinnan with pause to photograph the shipwreck MV Dayspring near Corpach. From here we travel onto Glenfinnan to capture the monument by Loch Shiel, railway viaduct ( of Harry Potter fame) and the surrounding mountains. An optional short hill walk to Glenfinnan station is rewarded with an unusual lunch stop in a refurbished railway carriage. From here we take to the road to the Isles, one of Scotlands most scenic, before taking to the ferry across the sound of Sleat to the Isle of Skye.
The Isle of Skye is one of Scotland’s most famous locations and we’ll spend our time picking out a few of the best locations including Elgol and Sligachan, both offering seascape and river compositions with dramatic back drops of the Black and Red Cuillin Mountains. After our time on Skye we make our way back to Inverness on day 5, stopping at a few locations including Eilean Donan castle and Shiel Bridge.
A location packed Highland photography adventure that’s full of stunning opportunities with a helpful knowledgable Highland guide on hand to offer insights into the landscape and the nations history – book your place now.
The Torridon area is famous for its outstanding natural beauty. Scots Pines and brooding Highland mountains including Ben Alligin, Liathach and Ben Eighe stand over the northern side of Upper Loch Torridon and beautiful Loch Maree sits 981 metre below the mountain Slioch where we will finish with a dusk shoot.
We head south down the Great Glen, hugging the western side of Loch Ness before passing through Scotland’s adventure capital Fort William at the foot of the UK’s biggest mountain Ben Nevis, taking a walk into wonderful Glen Nevis. We’ll spend the rest of the day exploring and photographing Glencoe the “weeping Glen”. A classic photography location and one of Scotland’s most well known. Waterfalls, brooding mountains and majestic Buachaille Etive Mor, probably Scotland’s most photographed mountain will be the main focus of our attention. Your second day here will consist of exploring some of the hidden treasures of the area, rivers, gorges and the beautiful barren highland landscape of Ranoch moor and the black mount before a dramatic dusk session at Castle Stalker.
Glenfinnan and the Isle of Skye
We’ll check out around 10am and travel west through Fort William stopping in Glenfinnan and passing through villages of Arisaig and Morar, with some of the finest beaches and coastline views in Scotland. Glenfinnan has stunning views over the Highlander monument and Loch Sheil and the now famous viaduct. The small isles of Eigg, Muck, Canna and Rum lie off shore from Arisaig and the jagged peaks of the Cuillin of Skye dominate the view to the North West, our next destination. From Mallaig we’ll catch the late afternoon ferry to Armadale on the Sleat Peninsula of Skye.
We’ll have some dinner before traveling onto Elgol for our dusk session, one of Scotland’s great panoramic vistas across Loch Scavaig to the Black Cuillin. On the final day we take in another couple of locations including Sligachan and the Red Cuillin hills.
From Skye we’ll make our way back to Inverness where you’ll be dropped off at your preferred accommodation.
Why book with Lightstalkers Scotland ?
- 15 years photo educating photographers from around the globe and 10 years guiding photographers here in my native Scotland.
- local Scottish guide with local knowledge.
- client focused and small groups.
- friendly helpful support and advice,
- the best and varied set of locations.
What’s included – 5 full days of photography at fantastic and varied Highland locations with 4 nights single occupancy accommodation with breakfast – 1 night at the full of character Ord House Hotel, Muir of Ord ~ 2 nights at 4 star Tigh na Cheo, near Glencoe and 1 night on the Isle of Skye at the Old Inn Carbost. Ferry from Mallaig to Skye, guiding, transport to all photo locations and some refreshments.
Why book with Lightstalkers ? – 10 years experience guiding in Scotland
Suitable for – beginners, intermediate and advanced participants.
Fitness level ** moderate – walking over rocks and slippy boggy ground and some short walks over low hills.
Group Size – minimum 3 participants – max 7
“The whole experience with stunning locations, good accommodation and good company is one I fully intend repeating in the very near future.” Janet Turnbull – Scotland
“Glen is an outstanding photographer but also a true Scottish Gentleman – flexible in his approach to teaching photography and sensitive to the needs of the group both for great locations places to eat and our desire to learn about Scottish culture – would recommend” October Highlander tour participant, Cornwall – UK 2011
Commences at 12:00 – 12:30PM on Saturday 19th in Inverness – ends in Inverness on the Wednesday 23rd around 5pm.
Does not include evening meals, lunches or entry fees except where indicated.
*There will be various options available for meals so you can suit your own taste and budget. Clothing: Good quality walking boots and wet weather gear are also essential. If you’re unsure or have any questions please contact me for more specific info. Days/sessions vary in length but can average between 8 -10 hours in duration.
Inverness is serviced by Easyjet and Flybe and has an airport with connections from most main UK airports including London and Birmingham. Flight times are around 55 minutes. Inverness flights are available through Amsterdam Schipol and Aberdeen from Frankfurt. Any questions or you need help getting here, just get in touch. Overnight trains are available from London Euston as are buses.
Contact Glen for more info.
From April to September the Scottish Highlands has very long hours of daylight. In these months sunrise can be as early as 04:45AM and dusk around 23:00hrs. These tours have been designed to offer free time in the morning* or evening and group contact time of around 8 – 12 hours per day. This is to ensure you get the most out of your photography and your Highland experience. Schedules, shoot times and locations may vary depending on weather and hours of daylight. *(Autumn tours have limited free time) – This trip was formerly known as Wild West Highlands.