Learn The Art of Photography at the Grey Mare’s Tail

Learn the art of landscape photography during a workshop at the National Trust for Scotland’s  Grey Mare’s Tail near Moffat.


This day-long workshop will provide an understanding and appreciation of image capture and composition. Especially aimed at beginners, the outdoor photographic sessions offer the chance to learn more while enjoying the rich natural heritage of Grey Mare’s Tail, under the expert guidance of National Trust for Scotland Ranger Richard Clarkson. He will also share his knowledge of the area’s flora, fauna and geography.


Participants are advised to bring their own DSLR camera with a manual mode, warm outdoor clothing and a packed lunch.


The event runs on Saturday 27 August from 10am – 5pm. Tickets cost £40 and pre-booking is essential. Call 07713 786230 for more info.


Best known for its magnificent waterfall – the fifth highest in the UK – and uniquely dramatic scenery, Grey Mare’s Tail is a superb example of a hanging valley. The area boasts a rich history as well, and is important for its rare upland plants and wildlife.


Take a ten minute walk for spectacular views of the fall, which cascades from Loch Skeen into the Moffat Water Valley from a rocky precipice 60m (200ft) above. Or climb the steep slopes of White Coomb for even more spectacular views.


You can also see the Tail Burn ‘fort’, an Iron Age earthwork. Although it has long been known as the ‘Giant’s Grave’ it is not a burial mound, and may be defensive or perhaps even a ritual site.


The National Trust for Scotland is one of Scotland’s leading conservation charities, which relies on the financial support of its members and donors to fund its important work of caring for the natural and cultural heritage of Scotland for everyone to enjoy.


You can join the National Trust for Scotland for as little as £7 per month for a family. To become a member, visit http://www.nts.org.uk/Join/Benefits/.


You can make a difference and help protect everything in our care. Donate online at https://www.nts.org.uk/Donations/

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