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Photographed Lake District Walking Tours

I create extraordinary adventures in the Lake District so you can celebrate your most important moments with your most favourite people

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  • ✅ Effortless private-group guided adventures
  • ✅ Unforgettable memories for you to take home
  • ✅ Upgrade to add your own private chef
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An Experience to Make Your Day

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Spend time together doing something you'll all remember... forever!

So you're coming to the Lake District to celebrate an important event, but now you've got to work out what to do when you get here.

There's lots of things to do in the Lake District, but it rarely has a focus on creating lifelong memories - and that's important, because it's why you're coming here. Right?

I provide Lake District guided walking tours for small private groups, just like yours, who want to do something altogether, have fun, be healthy and that allows you to explore the best bits of the Lake District. What makes my tours different is that each tour has been designed to make sure your most favourite moments are captured for you to take them home as printed photographs.

But wait! There's more...

If you consider your fondest memories, how many of them came at the expense of some kind of admin or adversity that you had to overcome first? 

My tours are simple: pick a date, a route and if you want food (yes, I did say food). This is also so much more than a private guided walk!

Watch the video to see what you could be doing to celebrate your special moment in the Lake District this summer.

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A Totally Unique Experience

The trip you never knew existed

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Stress-Free Adventures
Explore the Lake District's gems, stress-free with your own local tour guide & photographer
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Making Memories
Your most joyful memories meticulously captured and printed for you to take home
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Upgrade your lunch
A walking tour like no other. Have lunch cooked on the trail by your own private chef
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What previous Explorers have said

An older husband and wife stand hand in hand in rolling countryside with Lake District landscape views in the background, including Lake Windermere.They're having fun on their photographed guided walking tour provided by Al Topping Photos & Film.
Brian & Allison
I can't speak highly enough about the service provided by Al. We were celebrating a special family occasion and spent a few hours in Al's company. Afterwards, he consulted patiently with me about our album and the final result was stunning. Very impressive.
A young couple stand together with lake district landscapes behind them. They're smiling at the camera and enjoying their photographed guided walking tour provided by Al Topping Photos & Film. www.altopping.com
Natasha & Matteos
A fantastic experience!

Al captured some wonderful photos that we will treasure forever. We cannot recommend him enough!
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Gemma & Riley
...having a delicious meal cooked for us in the great outdoors was a truly unforgettable, grounding & inspirational moment.
Our walking tour with Al really made our holiday special...

Highly recommended if you're coming to the Lake District
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What's Available?

Tour Locations

Route 1

Little Langdale

6Km - 5 Hours

Difficulty: Easy - One short scrambling section but this can be avoided if necessary.

Discover the wonders of this quaint Lake District valley with a guided private walking tour of natural beauty spots and industrial ruins including Cathedral Cave & Slater Bridge.

This is a steady walk with fantastic diversity that'll keep all groups entertained throughout the entire day and is excellent for groups with younger walkers.

There are only 300 metres of ascent throughout the entire tour making this a fine option for those looking for some superb views without having to climb a lot to get there. P.s Don't forget a torch 😉

Route 2

Loughrigg

12Km - 8 Hours

Difficulty: Moderate - Some longer and steeper uphill sections but with fantastic rewards

On a clear day the views on this walk are spectacular! We'll visit four different 'lakes' along the way as we visit the best parts of Loughrigg, near to Ambleside.

See its caves, conquer its summit and marvel at the view points in the valley while having a fantastic day out with lots to do and see including visiting Rydal Caves.

As an added bonus, if you fancy a swim then bring your swimmers and take a refreshing dip in one of three lakes along the route to top off a grand day out that ticks all the boxes. This has to be the one of the best guided walking tours in the Lake District!

Upgrade your lunch

Fancy a sandwich? Me Neither!

 A plate of chickpea curry sat on a rock high in the mountains at sunset. This is one menu option available on a guided walking tour provided by Al Topping Photos & Film in the Lake District, England. Lunch can be included for only £25 per person and is cooked on the trail by Harrison Ward, aka The Fell Foodie.
Chicken, Chickpea & Coconut Curry with Rice, Naans and Chutneys
A trio of plates with Shakshouka and flat bread placed on a rock in the mountains with a nice view behind them. This is one menu option available on a guided walking tour provided by Al Topping Photos & Film in the Lake District, England. Lunch can be included for only £25 per person and is cooked on the trail by Harrison Ward, aka The Fell Foodie.
Shakshouka and Toasted Breads served with leafy salad
A set of four burritos wrapped in tinfoil being prepared by a man in a red coat. This is one menu option available on a guided walking tour provided by Al Topping Photos & Film in the Lake District, England. Lunch can be included for only £25 per person and is cooked on the trail by Harrison Ward, aka The Fell Foodie.
Black Bean & Bell Pepper Burritos with Nachos, Guacamole and Pico de Gallo
5 places of mushroom risotto being prepared by a cook on a field. View from above. This is one menu option available on a guided walking tour provided by Al Topping Photos & Film in the Lake District, England. Lunch can be included for only £25 per person and is cooked on the trail by Harrison Ward, aka The Fell Foodie.
Mushroom Risotto with Garlic & Herb Flatbreads
What's on the menu?
Any experience can be ruined by an uninspiring cheese and ham sandwich...or whatever... so that's why if you opt to include this exceptional service you'll be treated to an exquisite gourmet dining experience made from locally sourced Lakeland produce.
Your personal chef will cook a feast to fight off those hungry tums before we head off to find more magical scenery.
There are efs to select from, each offering 4 main course options and 2 desert options. Each chef has their own cooking style and flair. Which will you go for?
Most dietary requirements can be catered for, whether it's vegan, vegetarianism or specific food intolerances. Just let me know at the time of booking and we'll make sure you'll receive a meal that'll tickle all your tastebuds and fuel you up to take on the remainder of the tour.
Add restaurant-style food to your experience for only £35 per person (under 5's eat for free with a paying adult - T&C apply)
What You Get

What about prints?

A printed photograph presented in a white card mount available from Al Topping Photos & FilmA photo of a photograph frame corner available from Al Topping Photos & FilmA luxury 10" x 10" bespoke photo album available from Al Topping Photos & FilmA photo of the Al Topping Photos & Film photographed guided walking tour logo on a page of one of his luxury adventure photo books.
What do you get from your experience? 

Each tour includes three 10" x 8" mounted prints (prints mounted on white card with an outer dimension of 12" x 10").

When your Experience has concluded it'll take a few days to edit your images before you'll get to see them. For this, I can come to you hotel and/or send you a gallery link so you can view them online.

Your printed products can be collected from me in Windermere, delivered to your hotel or I can post them to any UK address for free. You just need to let me know.

If you would like more prints, digital images or something different, I have other options available to suit a range of aspirations and budgets.

For more info please view my printed product catalogue here.

Next steps

How does it work?

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Arrange a FREE 
Experience Consultation

This is a really personal experience - let's talk through the details.
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Get your party together

Bring up to 5 guests with you (for the same price!); who will you choose to share your best holiday memory?
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Right Kit, Right Place, Right Time

I'll help you with what to bring and how to prepare, but you can leave everything else to me.
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Enjoy your day

I’ll show you the sights, and capture every moment for you. Did you order food too?
A young woman with a turquoise top and black trousers on stands with her red rucksack and stares into a large illuminated slate cavern. She's seeing one of the highlights of a Lake District guided walking tour provided by Al Topping Photos and Film. She'll soon be stopping again on her tour to have a campfire cooked restaurant-style lunch prepared by the Fell Foodie, Harrison Ward.
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Pick your souvenirs

Choose your images for framing, mounting or packaging into an exquisite photo album. A 5% discount is available if you select these before we go.
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Book your FREE Experience Consultation

So what's the next step? You may have questions or, it might be you're ready to book.

Either way, to ensure this is a truly bespoke service for you, let's jump on a quick call to work out your preferences.

Press the button below and let's arrange a time to make your experience the highlight of your time in the Lake District.

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