Summer Solstice Norfolk Coast Charity Photo Walk

Friday 21st June 2019

Starting just before sunrise at 04:15


Shooting until Sundown at 21:26

Through the lens workshops have decided to go for another walk along the Norfolk coast and are inviting you along.

Amanda, Dibs, Duncan and fellow Photographer friend Josh Brown have organised a sponsored walk along the Norfolk coast that will start at Sheringham Promenade as the sun comes up. 

We plan to walk West along the coast throughout the day with the aim of finishing the day as the sun goes down at Wells-Next-The-Sea.


Why this day though?

The day of the walk is the longest day of the year, also known as the Summer solstice.

With approximately 17 hrs of daylight to walk and photograph approximately 18 miles of Norfolk’s finest coastline.

During the day we will be photographing subjects including:

Sheringham Promenade

WWII Bunkers

Mud flats and Estuary’s

Vast open flat beaches

Cliff falls and rock pools

Long exposure seascapes

Norfolk’s well know big skies

Numerous different designs of sea groynes and whatever things of interest we find laying on the beach on the day

What Charity are we raising money for.

Our chosen charity that we are raising money for this year is Good friend and talented fellow photographer Robert Powell who sadly passed away in early 2018

The idea of the event is that your ticket price will be the way of generating some well needed money for the Charity.

Your £25 ticket price includes your donation to the charity and also for your minibus travel back to the start point of the walk that will be organised by us.

What will happen throughout the day

The days event is not a workshop. We would like to stress that there will be no tuition on the day. It is a fun day that the tutors will also be taking part in themselves and will also be taking images.

If everything goes to plan we will be looking to be covering 18 miles of walking in the day so a good level of fitness will be required. We will be walking most of the day on the beach and maintained foot ways, but at times we will be walking on roads and unmade paths.

If we do not manage the full distance it is not  a problem. The day is more about having fun and raising money

During the day you will be responsible for carrying your own photographic equipment, drink and food. We will be planning on stopping  at locations en route for breakfast and lunch so we recommend snacks to eat throughout the day. When we stop at these locations it could also be a good opportunity to charge up a battery if you wish.

If you feel that you cant go on any further with the walking then we will never be that far away from civilisation, so there will always be a means to get you back to your car, but please be aware that this will be at your own cost.

At the end of the days walk we will have minibus/coach booked to return us back to the start location’s car park.

What you will need to bring

On the day we would recommend the following equipment and for it all to be able to be carried easily attached to or in your bag. You need to remember that the equipment you take you are responsible for carrying for the whole session:

Dslr or CSC camera

Wide angle lens

ND and Grad Filters

Spare batteries and charger

Spare memory card


Water bottle


Lens cleaning equipment.

Waterproof jacket

Suntan lotion


Comfy Shoes or boots to offer suitable support for walking on the beach

Appropriate clothing for being on the coast all day.

Money for food

The smaller details

You will receive a email 3 days before the event is due to start. This is to confirm the starting locations. When booking we will ask for your emergency contact details as per our risk assessments requirements for the insurance for the event.

The risk assessment will include factoring in tide times and the consideration of the incoming tides throughout the session. We will take to higher and safer land to avoid any risk of getting cut of by the tide.

Safety always comes first. Three of the event organisers are 1st aid at work qualified and we will have a 1st aid kit with us.

If the weather is looking to be severe we reserve the right to cancel the event. The definitions of this are as follows:

  1. The risks of prolonged exposure to the heat if we are experiencing a heat wave.
  2. Cold and wet weather that will run the risk of hypothermia and damage to photographic equipment.
  3. Extreme wind that will increase the risk of injury.


Booking is confirmed one full payment has been received via our checkout system.

You will receive a email 3 days before the start date of the workshop, this is to confirm the starting location because we need to plan and amend finer details. Please keep an eye on you spam folder as sometimes the first email we send you can end up in there


  • Up to 4 weeks prior to the event and will receive a full refund less administration fees incurred.
  • Within the 4 week period prior to the event,we will unfortunately only be able to refund if we manage to fill your place with another participant.

Please also note

The locations we visit unfortunately will require the purchase of a car park ticket. Please make sure you have adequate change.

Please bring along food and drink, sensible footwear for walking on unpaved pathways and suitable clothing.

Don’t forget to charge your batteries. Make sure that you have sufficient space on your memory cards for a day’s shooting.

Remember we will be out for the whole day. We  do have the means to charge up a spare battery for you on the day. If you think you will run out of power, bring along your camera battery charger and let us know if you need to plug it in.

We very much look forward to meeting you on the day.

Kind Regards,

Through The Lens Workshops