Photo-Excursion: Nikon Owner North Midlands Group – Lathkill Dale

Nikon Owner North Midlands Group Photo-excursion
Lathkill Dale, Derbyshire
Saturday, 22nd September 2012


Mike and Pat Clarke, who run the very successful North Midland Group, would like to invite everyone to the next major photo-outing at Lathkill Dale, which, with with its waterfalls and wildlife, is one of Derbyshire’s loveliest and most peaceful dales. This will be followed by a visit to the photogenic Magpie Mine.

The river Lathkill rises just below Monyash and flows down to meet the Wye just below Haddon Hall. The valley it forms is one of the finest of the limestone dales and the upper part is a National Nature Reserve.

The Magpie Mine, just South of Sheldon, was one of the most famous lead mines in the Peak District and is the only one with a significant part of its building still standing. The mine was most widely in use in the mid-19th Century.

Meeting Place: In the café at Sainsbury’s Supermarket on the A6 at Matlock

The group will then travel the few miles to Lathkill Dale and spend about an hour there before continuing on the short journey to Magpie Mine.

Time to meet: 1.30 p.m.
Anticipated finish time: 4.00 p.m. – 5.00 p.m.

Meal out

Mike and Pat have suggested that an early evening meal in a local pub would be a pleasant way to finish this afternoon but you are very welcome to come along just for the walk or to join them for dinner afterwards.


If you would like to join Mike and Pat on this photographic outing, would you kindly send an e-mail to Gillian Greenwood ( In addition, please add your name to this thread on the message board.

You are most welcome to attend by yourself or with your family no matter where you live in the UK.

Pat and Mike very much look forward to seeing everyone at Matlock on Saturday, 22nd September.

Additional outing:

Nikon Owner North Midlands Group photo-excursion to Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham, Saturday, 15th and Sunday, 16th September 2012

Anyone who is interested in sports photography might also like to come along to the National Watersports Centre at Holme Pierrepont on the weekend of 15th and 16th September for the 4th round of the 2012 UIM World F2 Power Boat Championship.

Mike and Pat Clarke will be attending on Saturday, 15th September and possibly Sunday 16th as well. If you would like to meet up with them, please add your name to the link on the interactive website, and send an email (as above) to confirm your attendance.

With very best wishes,

Gillian Greenwood
Features Editor and Events & Training Coordinator

DISCLAIMER: Mike and Pat Clarke and Nikon Owner magazine are only taking the initiative of organizing and facilitating these photographic outings on the strict understanding that they are solely acting in an introductory capacity and anyone planning to come on any such outing will be deemed to have agreed that they fully understand and agree to this as a condition of joining the day. The outing can be expected to involve travel by foot while photographing at outside locations. Each participant will be deemed responsible for ensuring his or her own safety at all times and the safety of their possessions, and no liability whatsoever is accepted either by Mike and Pat Clarke or Nikon Owner magazine in this regard. In other words we shall all act reasonably, safely and responsibly and each person will join the party on the understanding that they do so entirely at their own risk.



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