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Postal Address - Alpha Painting Holidays, Office 6, Town Hall, 86 Watling St East, Towcester, Northamptonshire. NN12 6BS.

Registered Address - Alpha Painting Holidays, Unit 4A, Kirklea Farm, Church Lane, Bdgworth, Axbridge, Somerset. BS26 2QH

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We can also arrange one-off digital courses with one-to-one tuition for your non-painting partner at a cost of £250 per day plus the accommodation according to each painting holiday at selected holiday destinations. Please call to check availability.

If there is a group of 3 or more of you who wish to just come on a 3 day photography course we can arrange a special group rate for you.

The course will be tailored exactly to your needs from landscapes and wildlife to photo editing. All abilities welcome.

These courses will be tutored by one of our professionally trained photographers (Stephen Spraggon or Tony Howell) and can run alongside any painting holiday for individuals or can be totally separate for groups.

We have pre-planned walks for non painters who wish to take themselves off either near a painting location or somewhere completely different.

You will have a route, points of interest, nearest facilities and will be given a packed lunch all within the price of your holiday as a non-painting partner.

Walks will be graded according to difficulty and the length of the walk.

There are golf courses nearby all holiday destinations and we can put you in touch with them but at the Wye Valley there is a course within the hotel complex and all residential guests can enjoy preferential rates whether painters or non-painters at only £10 per round.

The 18-hole course was established in 1973, hosts competitions and has its own resident golf professional and shop.  There are also indoor and outdoor bowling greens at the hotel.

We can organise fly fishing courses in most holiday destinations with qualified tutors and these include courses tailored to your level of ability.

They will include an introduction to the equipment including choice of fly, how to do different types of casting, where to find fish including different species and fishing tactics.

All equipment can be provided. Please call for prices.

If your partner has any other hobbies they wish to pursue whilst on holiday please call and we will do what we can to assist.

Photography  Courses on Exmoor with Stephen Spraggon

Summer on Exmoor

21st-24th Aug 2017

Visit Exmoor when the heather-clad hills are at their best during this four day residential workshop. Exmoor is stunning at any time of year but it's particularly photogenic during August when the blossoming heather turns the landscape pink and purple.

Autumnal Exmoor

30th Oct - 2nd Nov 2017

With its wooded combes and gently sloping hills, Exmoor offers a fantastic range of locations for autumnal photography. We'll be centrally located at Simonsbath, with easy access to the moors and coastline.

Photography Courses on Exmoor with Stephen Spraggon

During these workshops we'll visit the moors and coast of Exmoor, taking in locations such as Porlock, the Valley of the Rocks, Woody Bay and Winsford Hill. The sun rises and sets out to sea, making it a great time to photograph the north-facing coastline.

Exmoor is the first designated dark sky reserve in Europe so if the weather is suitable we'll get out in the evening to photograph the night sky and milky way.

The workshop will run over four days with three nights' accommodation at Simonsbath House Hotel situated in the heart of Exmoor. There are teaching facilities at the hotel so I will be offering post processing advice and image critiques in between photo trips. Breakfast, dinner and accommodation is included in the cost of the workshop.

For More Information visit Stephen Spraggon’s web site by clicking either image above.

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