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Member Led Event: Coniston Coppermines

Member Led Event: Coniston Coppermines

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Jul 16 2024 09:30 - 16:00
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Description

This is a Member-Led Event, with a maximum of 8 participants, led by Mike Kitson LRPS.  It is a repeat of the first event, successfully held in July 2023. 

A day exploring the industrial heritage that has made the Lake District what it is today.  Coppermines valley is situated above Coniston in the Lake District. This hanging valley has provided inspiration to artists from J.S Turner to William Heaton Cooper and is a prime example of the living landscape that has made the Lake District World Heritage site what it is today. The area has been mined for copper since the 16th Century and the valley is full of scheduled monuments and sites of scientific interest, as well as being surrounded by high mountains including the Old Man of Coniston, Swirl How and Whetherlam.

We start by walking up besides Church Beck up to the valley floor, from there the photographic opportunities are endless, from the industrial heritage, the mountains, to fast flowing rivers and waterfalls. The furthest we will go is up to Levers Water.

Meet: at the Tourist Information Centre, Ruskin Avenue, Coniston LA21 8EH for a 09:30 start.

Parking: at the Tourist Centre is £8 for up to 9 hours. (2023 price), but free parking can often be found in Coniston if early enough.

Toilets: are available in Consiton; otherwise behind a bush or rock.

Terrain: the main paths are good but uneven and rocky, off these you will be walking over small and rocky footpaths. Some areas will be boggy. The route into the valley is uneven and uphill.

What to wear: Boots, outdoor clothing, and waterproofs.  

Food & drink: bring Packed lunch.  

What to bring: a tripod and filters will help if wanting to take images of the river etc.

Bad weather plan: if heavy rain, then the trip will be postponed or cancelled. Low cloud can add to the atmosphere. There is a low level alternative along the lake shore to Torver and back if necessary.

Advice: This is a member-lead event, simply to introduce you to a location, with no professional guidance. The leader is also willing to offer general technical support and advice to inexperienced photographers. 

Terms for RPS Landscape Group Events:

Carbon offsets

Tickets for events that involve travelling include a £2 carbon offset charge that will be paid to a carefully researched and selected offsetting partner.

Cancellation by You:

If you wish to cancel your booking PLEASE tell us with as much notice as possible: a) directly to the event leader / organiser once they have issued the joining email (typically 10-14 days pre-event); or b) if before that email, use the Contact Organiser button. If early enough, we may be able to open up sales on a sold-out event or help the leader decide if numbers are low; if nothing else, it can avoid delaying the start of the event while they wait for you.

If you have paid for an event, please note that this fee/ticket price is non-refundable unless we are able to sell your place to somebody else. You are welcome to sell your place yourself but, again, PLEASE notify us in advance of any change.

Cancellation by us:

Event leaders are asked to make plans for alternative activities or locations in the case of poor weather and, in most cases, events will proceed despite poor weather unless, in the view of the event leader, the weather will lead to unacceptable safety risks or very little chance of successful photography. It is inevitable, however, that occasionally an event will be cancelled for this or another reason beyond the RPS’s control.

Occasionally an event may also be cancelled owing to lack of bookings. So if you wish to attend an event, don’t leave it till the last minute to book as it may be too late.

If an event is cancelled we will give you as much notice as we are able and any payment by you to the RPS in respect of the event offered as a full refund. In the case of events cancelled because of lack of interest we will aim to give at least three weeks’ notice wherever possible.

Please note we are NOT able to refund any associated or consequential costs including but not limited to travel, accommodation, insurance premium or other costs incurred by you in order to attend the event.

Responsibility:

You are responsible for your own health and safety and must appraise your own strength, fitness and mobility; and be prepared for the terrain, changing weather conditions etc. The event leader is NOT responsible for your safety, welfare or attendant medical conditions. Strictly the event leader is there to introduce you to a location.

You are responsible for your equipment etc at all times; use suitable bags for carrying it.

Car-sharing lifts with fellow participants, or the event leader, is at your own risk. Those offering car-sharing lifts may only do so provided that they have suitable insurance cover. 

Liability for any accident, injury, medical condition, loss or damage to property, inappropriate behaviour, dress, equipment and third party liability is accepted by you when signing up for the event. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Royal Photographic Society from all claims of whatsoever nature.

Insurance:

You are advised to consider having insurance to cover: event cancellation by you or by us, accident, medical, personal equipment and public liability.

In particular you should also consider, in the case of high cost events, the likelihood and consequences of you having to cancel or not attend at the last minute because of accident, medical or other unforeseeable circumstances.

Using your data:

Your personal details (name, telephone number and email address) will be provided to the leader of the event or workshop you have booked in order to enable them to:

  • send you joining instructions for the event
  • contact you at short notice in case of any emergency or last-minute change to the event.

If you do not want your details to be shared with the event leader please cancel your booking immediately. You will not be eligible for a refund as this information was provided on the web page where you made your booking.

Thank you

RPS Landscape Group Committee

Organiser

Events organised by the Landscape Group of the Royal Photographic Society.

Venue

Tourist Information Centre, Ruskin Avenue., LA21 8EH Coniston, The Lake District

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