The River Darent rises near Westerham in Kent, flows along the Darent Valley until it flows into the Thames near Dartford. Once one of the country’s premier chalk streams, it fell victim to the demand in the 18th and 19th centuries for water power and later to water abstraction to provide water to the towns and villages along its banks. This culminated in parts of the river drying out in the summer of 1989. Since then, the efforts of the Environment Agency and local pressure groups has restored the river’s fortunes, however, there are renewed threats to the river arising from government pressure to build new homes in North and West Kent. I’m currently engaged in a long term project centered around the river


This workshop will concentrate on the upper stretch of the valley between Otford and Eynsford


The workshop will begin at 7:30 on Saturday evening with an informal Zoom, get to know you session where we will discuss the arrangements for the next day


On Sunday, we will start at 9:00 am in the picturesque village of Eynsford (early to beat the crowds). We will then travel by car to photograph a number of different locations during the day., finishing at around 2:30 pm


There will be another informal Zoom session on Tuesday evening to discuss the day and to share our images.


The cost of the workshop is £89.00 per person.

Upper Darent Valley, 18th July 2021