4-Night Dorset Coast Drone Photography Holiday
Allow your creativity to fly as free as a bird as you capture stunning photographs from a totally new perspective, up to 400 feet above the ground, on our expertly-led drone photography holidays. Our drone photography holidays are led by commercially-qualified drone pilots and landscape photographers who are at the very top of their game. Whatever level your photography is at currently, they will be able to guide and support you to learn at your preferred pace. On these holidays, as soon as we are comfortable that you know how to fly your drone safely and effectively, the emphasis is on how to capture the very best images with your drone. Flying at one or two hand-picked locations each day, we will guide you on drone-photography composition, camera-settings, and how to plan, execute, review and perfect each drone image that you take. You'll need to bring your own drone and camera for these holidays and our expert HF Holidays’ leaders will help you to get the best out of it. During the holiday, you will be given thorough tuition on the legislation around drones, and what the future of drones looks like: from delivering vital health supplies in Africa, to helping with Search and Rescue in the UK. You will see that once you understand the legislation, as a responsible drone pilot, there are literally 100,000s of spectacular places around the UK that you can fly a drone.
- Allow your creativity to fly free as a bird as you capture stunning photographs from a totally new perspective, up to 400 feet above the stunning local landscape.
- This drone photography holiday is led by commercially qualified drone pilots and landscape photographers who are at the very top of their game.
- Flying at one or two hand-picked locations each day, you’ll receive guidance on drone photography composition, camera settings and how to plan, execute, review and perfect each drone image that you take.
- Bring your own drone.
- High-quality Full Board en-suite accommodation and excellent food in our country house
- Guidance and tuition from a knowledgeable HF Holidays Leader, to ensure you get the most from your holiday
- All essential transport to photography locations, via mini-coach or other modes of transport (e.g. boat)
You're welcome to check-in to your room from 2:30 p.m. onwards (upgraded rooms from 1 p.m.) Please join us for afternoon tea.
On most holidays we'll spend the majority of the day outdoors, either exploring by mini-coach or on foot. We'll choose the best locations for the time of year and weather conditions.
You can enjoy a daily image review session offering constructive feedback throughout your holiday.
During the course of each day we'll walk up to 2 miles (3km) unless otherwise stated.
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before making your way home.
West Lulworth House
Set just 200 yards from the sea, West Lulworth House has a highly coveted location just above the lake-still expanse of Lulworth Cove on Dorset’s iconic Jurassic Coast. Built in 1881 by the then Mayor of Weymouth, it has been perennially popular with walkers, twitchers and fossil hunters. As well as 22 delightful bedrooms, there’s a south facing garden and elevated terrace with cracking views, an outdoor heated pool and a pair of lovely lounges, perfect for a relaxing walking holiday exploring the Jurassic Coast. Step out the front door and on to the coast path. To the west lies Middle Beach and the picture perfect Durdle Door, with its massive rock arch and gently sloping beach. East lie the beaches of Mupe Bay and Arish Mell. But you’re here for the walking and what adventure you’ll have on the coast path or exploring the interior. Then there’s Lulworth Castle and the famous ruins of Corfe Castle standing guard over the Purbeck Hills to explore.
Tea & coffee-making facilities, TV, Hairdryer, Toiletries, Wi-Fi
Stay in one of the main building’s bright, beautifully presented rooms or in the adjoining cottage. With 22 bedrooms, West Lulworth House has plenty of space and there’s a range of Good, Better and Best Rooms to choose from: each room has an airy feel and the same cosy style. Opt though for Room 3 on the first floor of the main house for its weathered, pastel-painted wood panels and the lovely view looking over the cove, or squirrel yourself away in Room 22 in the cottage to the side of the main house for a large room with more sumptuous views to soak up.
All ‘Good’ rooms are ensuite and furnished to a high standard. There are also several ‘Better’ and ‘Best’ Rooms that are either larger or have a desirable view, a more luxurious mattress, larger television, enhanced toiletries and a fluffy bathrobe & slippers – upgrade your stay for just an extra £15-20 per person per night. You can choose a specific room for an extra £30 per room, subject to availability. Upgrade supplements still apply.
Free Wi-Fi, boot room and drying room, attractive garden, outdoor swimming pool, multi-purpose activity room, lounge, library and board games to borrow
After a day walking on the Dorset Coast or hunting for fossils, come back to the house and its specially tailored walkers’ facilities. Relax by sitting in the sunny south facing gardens or take a table on the terrace with matchless views of the cove below. Slip in to the heated outdoor pool then surface in time to retire to the cosy lounge and its squishy sofas and seafaring decorations to read up on the area or the attractive bar with its pretty tiled insets for a sundowner.
Food & Drink
As at all our country houses, holidays are full board, from afternoon tea served as a welcome treat through that evening’s meal to a hearty breakfast on the day of departure. Lunch is a chance to stock up on our famous picnic snacks. Food at West Lulworth House is hearty and has a strong emphasis on ingredients from the area and seasonal produce. Once a week the dining room hosts a Local Food Night, when, over a sociable evening, you might tuck in to flavours such as Dorset blue Vinney, pork fillet with Purbeck Cider and apple sauce and New Forest wild mushroom tagliatelle. Settle in under the large roof lantern or beside the panoramic double doors to dine in style – if the sun’s out they’ll even throw the doors open to let the outside in.
For accessibility and assistance information, please contact our expert team on 020 3974 8865
What to Bring
- Your own drone, camera and any accessories you may wish to use
- Spare battery and charger
- Your kit's instruction manual
- Laptop for reviewing, editing and sharing photos - not essential but good to have!
You will be outdoors for the majority of this holiday, walking up to two miles each day (with some ascent and descent) carrying your kit. Please be sure to bring suitable outdoor clothing, sturdy boots and waterproofs to contend with our changeable British weather!
Leader to Be Announced
We’ll announce the leader for this holiday shortly. Be assured that all of our expert leaders share one goal; to create an exceptional experience for our guests. We look forward to welcoming you on this holiday.
All holidays are subject to availability. Prices are subject to change.
Prices based on two people sharing. Supplements may apply.
Non-member fee: £10 per person.
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30 Mar - 03 Apr
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