Torridon, Scottish Highlands – Oct 2020

Saturday 17th October – Friday 23rd October

Your health & safety and the enjoyment of my workshops is my top priority. Due to the current rules that are in place to help keep you safe from COVID-19, I’m afraid this workshop has been cancelled. Please get in touch if you’d like to enquire about a one-to-one or small private group workshop.

Enjoy a week of photographic indulgence in the majestic landscape of Wester Ross with its spectacular mountains, ancient pinewoods, tranquil lochs and stunning coastline.

Based in a luxury house with elevated loch and sea views, we will be ideally located for exploring the grandeur of Glen Torridon, Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve, Applecross Pass and the nearby wooded slopes. The rich and diverse landscapes available to us make this a perfect place to improve your photography under the expert guidance of Simon. The marvellous scots pine and autumn birch trees will certainly be a feature in the workshop, but we’ll also enjoy a variety of locations from the loch side to big vistas and waterfalls.

Key Information

Group Size
Luxury house with single occupancy rooms
17th - 23rd October 2020
Meals included
Breakfast, snacks and 3 course evening meal
Fitness level
Moderate (rough terrain and some hiking)

I donate a tree to Meg's Grove for each workshop booking.
"The time I spent on your workshop last weekend may well prove to be one of the most profitable, rewarding and long-lasting investments I have made."
D. Ireland, UK, 2017
"Simon has really nailed the workshop format with a completely client focused experience."
S. Turnbull, UK, 2017

What to Expect

I want to make the whole experience simple and relaxed so that all you have to do is enjoy yourself, eat well, capture beautiful images and unwind. I’ve created a full board package that includes meals at quality local eateries.

  • 6 nights accommodation starting from Saturday 17th October 2020
  • Fantastic single occupancy rooms (2 en-suite and 2 sharing a family bathroom).
  • Breakfast, snacks and 3 course evening meal for 6 days
  • Transportation to all photography locations during the workshop
  • Tuition & guidance from Simon
  • Image critique on location
  • Adobe Lightroom image editing sessions

Excludes: Insurance, travel to the accommodation and drinks from the bar.

The Torridon Hills
Just around the corner from the accommodation


Our base for the week is a luxury house which combines home comforts with the feel of a high-end hotel. Enjoy your own space, fabulous loch views, WiFi, open fires, boot room and more. With breath-taking views, this is the perfect place to relax and recharge. Check-in is from 4pm on the Saturday and departure by 10am on the Friday.

Welcome tray

Fitness and Experience

Although some of the shoots will only be a short walk from the car, having a good level of fitness will be an advantage on this workshop. We may be walking for up to 1 hour from the car, off the beaten path and sometimes on uneven terrain where the ground could be loose, boggy and steep. This is very much an outdoor workshop in an environment that can be unforgiving. If you are of ill health or suffer any physical ailments, this is probably not the right workshop for you. If in doubt, please get in touch.

This workshop caters for photographers of all skill levels and experience but, to get the most out of the week, you will ideally be comfortable with the technical use of your camera.

Misty River in Glen Torridon
Misty river in Glen Torridon
Autumn Birch in Scotland
Morning light on autumnal silver birch by a peaceful loch
Red deer in Scolland
Red deer in a secluded valley in Wester Ross
Scots pine and silver bitch in autumn
Fantastic colours of autumn and Scots pines on a Scottish mountainside
Clients enjoying some gorgeous Scottish woodland
Loch Clair in Torridon
Some of my workshop group enjoying a fantastic morning at the water’s edge beneath the breathtaking mountains


Workshop Leaders

Simon Baxter

Simon Baxter

Simon's a lover of all things outdoors but has a particular affinity with woodland where he enjoys the therapy, wildlife, atmosphere and tackling the compositional challenges. You'll usually find Simon way off the beaten track with photography companion and best friend, Meg.

Commended in LPOTY 2016, Outdoor Photography Magazine's Choice prize, Light on the Land category winner in OPOTY 2017. Finalist in OPOTY 2018. Watch Simon on YouTube

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