Best British Landscapes to Photograph in the Winter

Are you wanting to get out and photograph some landscapes this winter?

Winter can be one of the best seasons for it. Moody skies, frosty mornings, and blankets of snow can transform a landscape into a completely magical experience. We’ve lined up some interesting spots for you to visit with your camera around the UK.

1. Kirkstall Abbey, Leeds

Kirkstall Abbey is a ruined Cistercian monastery in Kirkstall, north-west of Leeds city centre in West Yorkshire. Photographing it in the winter can make for a wonderfully dramatic photo with the contrast of the old architecture against moody skies and bright white snow if you’re lucky.

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2. Swansea Bay beach, Wales

Most people think of a beach as a summer destination, but how about heading to the coast in the winter for some unique photo opportunities? Swansea Beach stretches for five miles along Swansea Bay between the Maritime Quarter and the “Knab Rock” near Mumbles in Wales. Frosty sunrises are an excellent time to get your camera out – just make sure to wrap up warm!

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3. Ramsgate, Kent

Ramsgate is a seaside town in the district of Thanet in east Kent. Its main industries are tourism and fishing, making the biggest attraction its coastline. A great spot on Ramsgate’s coast is the Royal Esplanade, which provides stunning views over Pegwell Bay, and many interesting features such as the Boating Pool.

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4. Loch Leven, Scotland

Loch Leven is a fresh water loch located to the east of the burgh of Kinross in Perth and Kinross area, central Scotland. A huge expanse of open water, Loch Leven National Nature Reserve (NNR) provides an ideal home for countless birds, perfect for bird photographers. The reflections of the snowy mountains in the water makes for a stunning backdrop.

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5. Lake District, Cumbria

The Lake District is a region and national park in Cumbria in northwest England. A popular vacation destination, it’s known for its glacial ribbon lakes and rugged mountains. It’s filled to the brim with iconic views that look beautiful all year round and will keep your camera busy.

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6. Bude Sea Pool, Cornwall

Bude Sea Pool is a partially man-made tidal swimming pool in the rocks at Summerleaze Beach, Bude, Cornwall. Whilst you may not want to swim in it during the winter, it can make for some really interesting photos, especially when using slow-shutter on a stormy day.

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