Basing House

Explore Historic Basing House with Hampshire Cultural Trust

Very excited to share special 3 hour photography walkshop with Hampshire Cultural Trust at a new location for us, the incredible Basing House just outside Basingstoke. This beautiful location is a real mix of nature meets heritage, with a countryside location and the remains of a Tudor mansion that was the site of a key Civil War battle.

We’ll be starting off the photography walkshop exploring the river and the railway bridge that crosses it. This crystal clear shallow river (plus the Tudor brick lined fishing ponds) attract birds like Herons and is packed with flowers and trees. We’ll then make our way to the huge The Great Barn at Basing Grange which was built in 1535. We’ll look at exploring this historic structure both outside and in and try different composition techniques. Then we’ll head over to the old canal bridge and over to the main site of Basing House. Starting in the formal garden we’ll be making our way around old walls and look at capturing textures, details and using leading lines. We’ll then head up to the old canon that looks out towards Basingstoke. This hill provides great landscape vistas. Then we’ll make our way over the footbridge and follow the footsteps of Kings and Queens over the old bridge and in to the site of the old Tudor mansion. The old walls here are packed with fantastic angles, perspectives details and more and so much creative fun to explore. Finally we’ll head around the base of the main bailey ending up climbing to the viewing platform overlooking the whole of the Basing House site.

Expect to see rich textures, old heritage and remains, wildlife, landscapes, reflections, and so, so much more.

Find out about parking, etc. HERE.

Notes:

This walk is about 90% wheelchair accessible, although we will stray a little off of the path at one or two points. The path around much of the route is solid.

Places are Adult £35 (Over 60 £31.50) and can be booked with Hampshire Cultural Trust online HERE.


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