Viewpoint Areas

Our photo location guidebooks cover various areas in the UK and in the near future will venture into Europe and beyond. Each area marked on the map below has featured viewpoints from our guide books. These are some of the best landscape photography spots, both well known and lesser known locations, that you may find useful – whether you are travelling to a new place or exploring deeper into your local area.

However we do not want to restrict ourselves just to our guidebooks and would like you to use this space to share your favourite photography locations and your great photos. You can contribute by adding a viewpoint anywhere in the world and help others find great photographic viewpoints.

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Featured Viewpoints

Porth Nanven


Unless you are a local or a photographer you will probably never have heard of Porth Nanven. This tiny cove on the West Cornish coast seems to have hidden itself from the mass of holidaymakers that descend on Cornwall each summer. Perhaps the absence of a large sandy beach...

Blea Tarn


Blea Tarn nestles in a hanging valley between Great and Little Langdale. It provides a classic viewpoint, dramatically beautiful, where everything comes together. Across the tarn the Langdale Pikes are perfectly framed by the slopes of Pike of Blisco and Side Pike, with beautifully shaped pine trees on the...

Sturminster Newton


Sturminster Newton - the ‘capital of the Blackmore Vale’ - is a sleepy town which holds a market on Mondays. This used to have one of the largest cattle markets in England but
it closed in 1998. The larger part of the town, Sturminster, lies to the north of the...

Martin Mere


Martin Mere used to be the largest body of fresh water in England. The lake formed in a depression left after the retreat of glacial ice at the end of the last Ice Age. The lake has long since been mostly drained but the area remains a large and,...

Llyn Padarn


Located by Llanberis, Llyn Padarn is one of the largest natural lakes in Wales. Carved out by glaciers pouring down the valley from the high peaks of the Glyderau and Snowdon mountain ranges, at its western end is one of the best sunrise locations in Snowdonia. In the 13th...

Cascate Di Fanis & Cengia di Mattia

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At the confluence of the Fanes, Travenenzes and Ra Vales valleys lie the remote Cascate di Fanis waterfalls, part of a hugely significant hydro-geological landscape that has helped shape the Parco delle Dolomiti d’Ampezzo. This unspoilt assortment of narrow gorges, rocky ravines and plunging rapids provides a spectacular yet...

Birker Fell and Devoke Water


The road over Birker Fell climbs to more than 850ft as it crosses one of the most isolated and wild parts of the Lake District. The views are magnificent over the moors, fields and rough knobbly foreground to Sca Fell, Esk Pike, Bowfell and Crinkle Crags. This area enjoys...

Llanddwyn Beach and Island


Situated at the southern tip of Anglesey and overlooking Bae Caernarfon, Llanddwyn Beach and island near the village of Newborough is an important photographic location. This area is home to the Twr Mawr lighthouse – a classic UK landscape photograph. You will also enjoy endless beaches, rocky pools, sand...