Two Days of Winter in North Yorkshire

Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th January 2020 – North York Moors

After the success of this year’s one day Winter Woodland Workshops, I’ve decided to offer a two day package to better experience the joy and character of woodland in winter.  Woodland can change massively from season to season and each passing month offers new opportunities.  We’ll shoot in woodlands or moorland tops that allow us to capture the mood, shape and character that can be enjoyed during the beauty of winter. This workshop will help with your photography during all seasons..

We’ll immerse ourselves in the very same self-discovered locations that have shaped my photography over the past few years. I’d love to share my passion and experience to give you the confidence to find, explore and capture these atmospheric environments with your own unique vision.

With a small group of only 4 participants, we’ll have plenty of time to discuss visualising, thought process, composition and post-processing. The two days will leave you feeling inspired and enriched with a fresh perspective on photography and woodland.

Winter Larch

Key Information

Group Size
B&B with en-suite rooms (24th & 25th)
25th & 26th January 2020
Meals included
Breakfast & light lunch on both days. 4 course meal on the 25th.
Fitness level
Moderate (rough woodland terrain and some short hikes)

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

Join me in the North York Moors where we’ll spend 2 full days deep-diving into all things woodland. Each day would typically consist of a morning shoot, breakfast, another shoot, a light lunch and then post-processing. A 3-4 course meal at the B&B on the Saturday night has been included for your convenience. The workshop will finish on the Sunday afternoon at approximately 5pm

  • Two nights en-suite country house or cottage accommodation from Friday 24th January
  • Transportation to all photography locations during the workshop
  • Tuition & guidance from Simon
  • In depth discussion on composition and thought process
  • Image critique on location
  • Adobe Lightroom image editing session
  • A light lunch on both days
  • Breakfast on both days
  • 3-4 course dinner on Saturday evening

Excludes: Insurance and travel to the accommodation.

Banished by Simon Baxter

There are a lot of folk out there that can take great photos, finding someone that can express their creative process in such a clear and effective manner is a much rarer feat, Simon has that skill! A wonderful workshop leaving me buzzing with encouragement to look through my lens in a different light.

Keith D. Winter Woodland Workshop, Jan 2019


We’ll be based at this superb country house in the south west of the national park. The location gives us a terrific location from which to explore the North York Moors and somewhere comfortable and welcoming for breakfast, post-processing and your evening meal on the Saturday evening. If you’d like to dine at the B&B on your arrival day then this can also be arranged.

Bed and Breakfast

Fitness & Experience

Although we won’t be walking long distances, having a good level of fitness will be an advantage on this workshop. We will be walking off the beaten path, on rough terrain and through woodland foliage. The ground could be loose, boggy or steep. 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.

Winter Woodland Edge by Simon Baxter

Treebeard, LOTR

Simon’s skill as a photographer and passion for woodland was clear from the outset. He is also adept at sharing his thought process in a way that makes you think for yourself rather than simple instruction. In short, it was a very enjoyable and enlightening day. Many thanks.

Steve B. Winter Woodland Workshop, Jan 2019

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

Booking and Terms

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