Friday 21st – Sunday 23rd January



Galloway Countryside

Group size

9 Maximum


£595 per person

Join Gary this Winter for an amazing chance to photograph an amazing variety of iconic British species during daylight, and we will be concentrating on key species in the dark using flash.

For this weekend in January we will have complete and exclusive use of Alans fantastic hides in the beautiful Galloway countryside

So here we go, this is what on offer to photograph….

The woodland hide….. We will be setting up so that you can achieve amazing Red Squirrel images both static and jumping plus Sparrowhawks, Jay, Buzzard, Great Spotted Woodpecker and a whole host of woodland birds during the day, this hide really is the best in the Uk and with food scarce in the winter its a real hive of activity.

Reflection pool hide complex… night time flash photography for Badgers and Tawny Owl

Pine Marten…. spend an evening in the Marten hide to photograph an animal that is very rarely seen, never mind photographed. Using Flashes this really will give you stunning images of these elusive nocturnal animals…. plus it is hoped that we will also incorporate the chance to get jumping images. 


This really is a special Weekend, that will give fantastic opportunities to photograph in many situations both at day and night

The cost of this weekend is £595, for exclusive use of all these hides, plus my guiding for the weekend, and also Alan who owns the hides. Not included is accommodation or travel.

Accommodation is readily available in the area, ideally you will need to be staying local to the hides which are in or around the Gatehouse of Fleet, Kirkcudbright area, where there are Bed and Breakfasts and Hotels to suit all budgets, advice can be given. 

Camera kit required…. lenses up to 500mm, zooms of say 100-400, 200-500 etc will be perfect, and for the reflection pool you will need a focal length down to about 70mm, so a 70-200mm lens would be ideal. Flash systems will be available to use, but you are welcome to use your own.

This workshop is timed for mid Winter so suitable clothing will be required for sitting in hides throughout the day and evening… such as thermal jackets and trousers, thermal boots or wellies, thick socks etc.

This is a first come first served offer, a £50 deposit will secure your place….. just email me at or contact me through my social media pages for a booking form.

What is included

  • Exclusive use of all the hides
  • Guiding for the weekend by Gary and Alan (the owner of the hides)

Not Included

  • Accommodation for the weekend
  • Travel for the weekend

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