I often hear that Dartmoor is difficult to Photograph. But with the influence of Social Media I think it is repeatedly proven that with a little effort some stunning Landscape photographs can be made. However unless you embark on a project such as this, just occasionally visiting Dartmoor, or coming from further away for holiday it’s unlikely you will find and unlock it’s beauty. So here are a few walks that will provide plenty of opportunity to make great photographs and enjoy a day out on Dartmoor.
I must first add that I’m photographer not an outdoor survival specialist so you venture on these walks at your own risk, only go if you are confident with a map and compass and can safely navigate in open wild places. If you would rather have company on your walk, I also run Dartmoor Photography Workshops.
This combines together several interesting features in Dartmoor in one compact and easy half day walk. Easy access from the Visitor centre in Princetown and for the most part the route follows disused railway tracks making navigation easy. There a lots of photography opportunities at Foggintor and Swell Tor Quarry.
A very entertaining walk for photographers. Short at only 4 miles long, but packed with enough subject matter to keep you busy all day. The highlights include shooting the moss and lichen on the ancient trees, the banks of the West Dart River, and breathtaking Dartmoor views from Littaford Tor. Finally visiting Crockern Tor.
An easy walk with great access. You start your walk from the wide road where there is plenty of parking. You can if you wish stay on tarmac roads all the way around or take some interesting deviations down to the Reservoir. Capture the beauty of easily accessible waterfall and the river Meavy at Norsworthy bridge.
Tavy Cleave is one of Dartmoors most dramatic locations. It offers the photographer the opportunity to photograph tors, rivers, waterfalls and moorland scenes at there very best. Tavy Cleave can seem very remote on quiet days, but is a popular location so its best to visit early and enjoy it's beauty on your own. Parking is good and close to the start of the walk. This walk is for experienced walkers, who are comfortable with a map and compass.
All of the photographs are available to purchase. I also run workshops on Dartmoor National Park. Lecture on Photography at local camera clubs & Judge competitions.