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Epic Rye and Dungeness Day Trip

9th April 2022

There is no other location in the UK quite like Dungeness. With its dilapidated boats, weathered wooden huts, long shingle beach and imposing lighthouse which looms large on the horizon, this is a photographer’s favourite. In contrast the quaint village of Rye is postcard-pretty image of rural England- full of photographic challenges and opportunities.

One Day Itinerary:

Arrive on Saturday or Stay the Night -

Around 10am via train from London/car or book a room and stay the night before.  After a lesson (and a coffee) on capturing atmospheric landscapes, we'll take a short taxi ride to Dungeness. We'll take photography walk along the beach of Dungeness and visit some local highlights including Derek Jarman’s cottage which is set back from the beach among a lovely garden, the abandoned fishing boats and eccentric architecture on the beach in the morning light. We'll then return to Rye for lunch of locally caught fish at the pub on the beach

After Lunch we'll meet for the short walk across the atmospheric Rye Harbour Nature Reserve to photograph the ruins of the Henry VIII era Camber Castle. Back in Rye, completing some photo challenges around the town's picturesque streets and viewpoints. After a review of the day's images over a pint in a cosy pub, it's time to catch the train!

What’s included:

  • Taxis to and from Dungeness from Rye
  • Photography tuition
  • Itinerary, Planning and all excursions
  • Photo feedback session


This trip meets the train from London St. Pancras at Rye (Sussex) station at 8:37am and finishes in time to catch the 18.48 from Rye that evening. Further details will be emailed upon booking.

Accommodation for people who want to come the night before:

We recommend staying at the Mermaid Inn in Rye: Over 600 years this historically rich building has hosted everyone from smugglers to Queen Elizabeth! There are also plenty of other great options in Rye. Please make your own arrangements directly with your chosen hotel and if you do have problems getting a room, give us a call.  

25 – 28 January 2022 –  £989   £889 Devon Pilates Retreat

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9 April 2022 –  £180   £99 Rye and Dungeness Weekender

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22 – 24 April 2022 –  £380   £270 Goth, Castles and the North Yorkshire Moors Weekender

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29 April – 1 May 2022 –  £350   £249 Jurassic Coast Weekender

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11 – 12 June 2022 –  £349   £249 Appleby Horse Fair Weekender

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17 – 19 June 2022 –  £449   £259 Northumberland Castles & Islands Weekender

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17 – 19 June 2022 –  £449   £349 Giants Causeway Weekender

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26 June 2022 –  £120   £75 Isle of Wight Rib shoot

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1 – 3 July 2022 –  £350   £249 Brecon Beacons Photography Weekender

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21 – 23 October 2022 –  £310 Ross & Wye Weekender

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*Appleby Horse Fair Weekender

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*Northumberland Castles & Islands Weekender

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