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The Travelling Sketchbook in the Lake District


David Bellamy


12th - 15th June


Mon 11th June


Lake District


Langdale Chase Hotel




Sketching & Walking



  Single Room


  Single Occ


  Double Occ







Join David Bellamy & Jenny Keal on The Travelling Sketchbook where we will be sketching and walking, enabling us to reach parts of The Lake District that other painting holidays cannot reach…probably!

How will it work?

Where will we go?

About Your Tutor

How will it work?

Each morning we will go on a circular walk where we will walk a short distance and then spend time sketching. Lunch will be a packed lunch giving us flexibility and will be at a place where we can do more sketching.

We will then continue on route sketching and walking and will end up back at the start point.

Walks will have some ups and downs, given the nature of The Lake District. However, they will be more of a stroll than a route march and each section will be around a mile and we will cover around 3-4 miles by the end of the day, so it is only suitable for those with good mobility.

Non-sketching partners can come on the stroll or go on a more strenuous route as they wish.

Sketch-books will be provided but you need to bring and carry all your own equipment so only bring limited equipment and travel sets on the walk.

However, some studio work will be included in order to produce full paintings from your sketches so please bring all your normal equipment with you on the holiday, a list will be provided nearer the time.

About Your Tutor

David is your ideal tutor for this exciting opportunity with his love of the outdoors and wild places with atmosphere.

He will demonstrate a scene each day and give tips and techniques the rest of the time through advice and thumbnail sketches and will spend much of his time giving one-to-one tuition.

Jenny Keal will be there primarily as the Organiser for Alpha and will assist with any day-to-day practicalities including lunches and drinks. However, she will also be on the walk and will assist David on any tuition you may require.

Where will we go?

Possible routes will be around Grasmere, Coppermines Valley and Tilberthwaite and along the Langdale Valley.