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The Travelling Sketchbook in The Lake District


Peter Woolley


24th - 27th June 2019


Sun 23rd June


Lake District


Langdale Chase Hotel




Sketching & Walking



  Single Room


  Single Occ


  Double Occ





Join Peter Woolley 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?

For linear walks we will be dropped off by mini-bus at the start point and then picked up at the finish point at the end of the day. For circular walks we will drive to the start/finish point.

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. We will be picked up by mini-bus at our destination for linear walks or arrive back at the start point for circular walks where we will then drive back to the hotel.

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

Peter is your ideal tutor for this exciting opportunity as he loves and knows the Lakes very well and oftens sketches on site there.

Peter will show you how to simplify the scene in front of you in order to get the right composition so you can paint simple, yet dynamic sketches.

His approachable style of teaching will enable you to get the most from your sketches as he will assist you in this process.

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.

Where will we go?

Possible walks will include Coniston, Grasmere to Easdale Tarn, Banishead Quarry from Torver, High Sweden Bridge from Ambleside, Kirkstone Pass and the Langdale Valley including Blea Tarn and Side Pike.