Guide to Britain’s best locations for landscape photography

From the spectacular Cornish coastline to the stunning vistas of the Lakes and rugged Scottish mountain ranges, Britain is spoilt for choice when it comes to dramatic landscapes. Our expert guide to the best locations for landscape photography in the UK

You don’t have to head abroad to capture dramatic landscapes – here is a selection of the best places to photograph landscapes in the UK

Snowdonia National Park, Wales

Llyn (Lake) Idwal and the peak of Pen yr Ole Wen in the distance, Snowdonia National Park

Packed with great mountain climbs, idyllic river walks, lakeside rambles and coastal hikes, landscapes don’t come much more inspiring for photographers than Snowdonia National Park. Try locations such as Capel Curig, Ogwen, Llyn Gwynant and Tall-y-Llyn for dramatic mountains mirrored in fantastically calm lakes and beautiful misty valleys. Snowdonia’s luminous greens and purples capture the best of dramatic landscape and moody weather, while Tall-y-Llyn is great for bluebells and in rusty red colouring in autumn.

Beachy Head, South Downs National Park

Lighthouse and chalk white cliffs at Beachy Head

The dramatic white chalky cliffs of Beachy Head in the South Downs National Park provides an iconic shot for photographers. From above and below, the contrast of blue, green, red and stark white of this famous cliff-side location in East Sussex has inspired many a photographer. Clear sunny days are probably the best time to capture the different colour variations.

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