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Rockcliffe Raptors

Rockcliffe Raptors Photographic Events 2017

Please note that these are proposed dates to enable you to choose  one that suits you best.

If the date you require differs from those above or you wish to book for a larger group please contact us to discuss your requirements. We can offer substantial discounts for block bookings.

Rockcliffe Raptors is a private collection and not open to the public. For this reason directions will only be given once a booking has been confirmed. Our location in North East Wales is easily accessed from the Wirral, Cheshire, Merseyside and surrounding areas.


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Bob Dennis's Award Winning image of Tally, taken at a visit to us in 2012.

Photo Experiences

 An opportunity to photograph a selection of birds of prey from our collection in naturalistic settings.  These 3 hour sessions are limited to 10 photographers and are for individuals or groups who are happy to work without instruction. You will have the opportunity to get close up to these magnificent birds and learn more about their features and characteristics. These sessions are ideal for club activities.   


      Saturday 25th March      

       Saturday 22nd April      

         Saturday 20th May           

Saturday 24th June

 Saturday 29th July

    Saturday 9th September

  Saturday 7th October   ( CANCELLED )


 Natural History Workshops

In association with Ron Thomas A.R.P.S

Plenty of superb opportunities for close up views of several birds of prey in specially constructed naturalistic settings.In addition the garden has many visiting species of wild birds. Instruction will be given in the use of hides and feeding station photography. Other topics may also be included.

Groups of photographers are limited to a maximum of 8 to enable Ron to give his guidance and insight into his years of experience in the natural world. Instruction will also be given in the processing of your images through to printing them out for that all-important competition entry!

£65.00 including lunch

Friday 28th April

Friday 9th June

Friday 14th July

Friday 22nd September


“Take a Walk on the Wild Side”

In association with Ron Thomas A.R.P.S

We are trying a new concept for some workshops as well as the opportunity to take photographs of our birds of prey in naturalistic settings, and instruction by Ron on the technique of photographing garden birds, the group will be taken on a visit to a local private Nature Reserve. Here, under Ron’s guidance you will have the opportunity to put into use the practices you have developed so far. The reserve has SSI, Ramsar and SPA status and is situated on the river Dee Estuary 5 minutes drive from our Rockcliffe base.  Although we obviously can’t guarantee what species will be available, our visit will be aimed to correspond with tide times which will hopefully give you the opportunity to take some truly wild images. There are a number of well maintained hides in various locations around the reserve and apart from the 120 different bird species recorded in 2013 there are many species of flora and fauna some of which may be unique to the area.

These workshops are limited to a maximum of 6 photographers 

and booking must be confirmed at least 6 weeks prior to the date.

£75 including lunch

   There aren't any dates proposed for this activity arrangements can be made depending on

availability and tide times.  

Enquiries are welcome but need to be at least 6 weeks prior to requested date


Thanks to Ron Thomas & Neil Pendergast for the images taken at the reserve.

View more on slide show below.


For more information or to book please contact Steve Dewsnap.

Phone 01244813127, Mobile 07762954606 or email

We can offer generous discounts for group bookings and if possible arrange alternative dates.

Alternative dates being subject to availability and tide times in the case of Ron Thomas Workshops .

We must stress that although every effort will be made to give you the opportunity to photograph wild species this cannot be guaranteed. 

We also reserve the right to cancel or postpone an event if unsuitable weather is forecast.  


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