This classic tour of the British Isles is full of intriguing contrasts, fascinating rural history and varied farming – from Ireland’s colourful villages on the wild Atlantic coast and England’s neatly stone-fenced fields, right up to Scotland’s remote hills and lochs on the same latitude as Norway. The itinerary includes the Royal Welsh Show, where you can see the cream of Britain’s beef industry, as well as two livestock marts where bidding is always fast and furious. Tour manager Fiona Lake knows what makes a great photograph and what interests Australian producers, so she has designed this tour. Includes an optional extension to Scotland.
– The Royal Welsh Show
– Great seasonal produce, farmers markets and farm produce shops
– A diversity of farms and two livestock auction centres
– Dinners with locals involved in agriculture – farmers and industry leaders
– Spectacular scenery in Ireland, Wales, the Cotswolds and Lake District
Your Tour Escort - Fiona Lake
Australia’s well-known rural photographer, book publisher and drone pilot, Fiona Lake, grew up on a sheep/wheat farm in the Riverina (NSW). She has lived on a variety of farms and cattle stations and now lives in North Queensland. Career highlights include a 2018 exhibition in Australia’s Washington DC Embassy opened by Ambassador Joe Hockey, and a Landline feature story.