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Lesser known locations

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As a photographer, to me there is nothing more exciting than visiting a new location. We often hear about the most visited ones but there are many that are equally, if not more photogenic. MapMyPhoto is a great resource for photographers in search of locations. Below we have compiled a selection of some of our favourite lesser known but well worth visiting photography locations. 

Small Water Tarn, Mardale, Haweswater Reservoir

Small Water Tarn is one of those little known photography locations in the Lakes, yet it epitomizes everything that is so wonderful about the Lake District; breath taking scenery, impressive water bodies and dramatic weather conditions.

Little known lakes location

LLyn Dywarchen

A very remote location, not particularly well known, in the midst of the Snowdonia national park.

Lesser known locations

The National Waterways Museum, Ellesmere port

This photo-location provides the unique opportunity for photographers to step back in time and capture traditional scenes that would of been common over 100 years ago, unbelievably part of the museum is still a working boat yard.

Lesser known photo location

Talybont-on-Usk, Powys, Wales

The valley containing the reservoir holds a number of fantastic photo opportunities in all kinds of conditions.

Lesser known location wales

HMS Belfast

Although it is a tourist location don't let this put you of. There are some brilliant photographs to be taken and it's really fun searching for them.

HMW Belfast photography location

Hawkcraig Point, Aberdour, Scotland

On the shores of the River Forth lies this little known location under Hawkcraig Cliffs.

little known pier photo location

Fairy Pools, Allt Coir a Mhadaidh, Skye

A hidden gem, the Fairy Pools are a series of clear pools and waterfalls formed as Allt Coir' a' Mhadaidh tumbles down from the foothills of the Black Cuillins into Glen Brittle.

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Loganlea Reservoir, Pentland Hills

A little known location, Loganlea Reservoir has a lot to offer. Changes greatly with the seasons, looks fantastic with snow on the hills.

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Long Marston, airfield, Aircraft Graveyard

On the site of Long Marston airfield is an abandoned aircraft museum.


Roche Rock, St Austell, Cornwall

Roche Rock is another of the hidden gems of Cornwall, it's a massive outcrop of granite on which is perched the remains of a fifteenth-century chapel.

Chapel location

Tewet Tarn, Cumbria

This place is usually very quiet and peaceful as it’s off the beaten track, so you should have the place to yourself. A hidden gem for sure!

Tarn location