Redgrave & Lopham Fen

Photography at the Fen

Redgrave & Lopham Fen: Discover how to capture the beauty of the Fen in January, with award-winning photographer Kevin Sawford.

Event details


10:00am - 3:00pm
A static map of Photography at the Fen

About the event

The largest valley fen in England and one of the most important wetlands in Europe, the Trust's Redgrave & Lopham Fen reserve boasts 270 plant species, a wealth of birdlife and the delightful Konik ponies. In 1956, the fen was the first place the fen raft spider was found in Britain and is still only found in a handful of places.

With such an abundance of incredible subjects, Kevin will guide you on the techniques you can employ to capture the perfect shot and provide you with some hints & tips for getting the best out of your camera. You will receive one-to-one as well as group guidance on optimising your composition and have the chance to put some novel techniques into practice on this lovely reserve. 

You will need to bring:
All camera equipment (including spare batteries, memory cards)
Notebook and pen
A tripod would be useful 
A packed lunch and all refreshments you may need
Please wear stout footwear and weather-suitable clothing for the outdoor session. 

Please go to Kevin's website to contact him with any questions you have prior to the course:


In order to run activity sessions safely while the COVID-19 pandemic is still in effect, we have put in place a number of restrictions in the best interest of all participants, staff and volunteers. We appreciate you following the guidelines we have set out.

More detailed information will be outlined in your confirmation email once you have booked onto this course, however, it is important that you read and agree to the following information before you book.

  • During the session you will be required to socially distance at the Government recommended 2m. 
  • All participants will be required to wear a face covering at all times while inside.
  • All participants will be required to use sanitising hand gel on arrival. This will be provided and will be available for you to use at any additional points during the day, should you wish to. 
  • If you are showing ANY signs or symptoms of COVID-19, or you have been told by NHS Track and Trace to isolate, you must not attend this event.

We will unfortunately be unable to serve refreshments. Please feel free to bring your own. Thank you for your understanding.

When booking, please ensure your email/contact address is correct as it will be used to send event joining instructions. If you do not receive these instructions after booking, please contact:  

Please note that your booking is non-refundable and non-transferable and we run all our courses based on a minimum number of participants. You can find our full Terms & Conditions via this link:

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Suitable for


Know before you go


On a lead
Dogs not permitted on adult courses


People with limited mobility please contact the organiser in advance

Wheelchair access

People in wheelchairs please contact the organiser in advance

What to bring

You will need to bring:
All camera equipment (including spare batteries, memory cards)
Notebook and pen
A tripod would be useful although not essential as these can be shared
A packed lunch and refreshments
Please wear stout footwear and weather-suitable clothing for the outdoor session. 

Parking information

Free parking


Picnic area
Disabled toilet

Contact us

Claire Rowan, adult course coordinator
Contact number: 01473 890 089

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