Night sky delights over Sharp Edge and Blencathra

Star trails over Sharp Edge and Blencathra, Lake District National Park. Against the wishes of my aching body I set off for a brief soiree up Blencathra last Wednesday. Forecasts were reliably indicating perfect conditions to observe the peak of this year’s Perseids meteor shower – excellent air clarity, clear skies, light winds with no…

"No pain, no gain!" Reaping rewards on Blencathra

Dawn from Sharp Edge, Blencathra. I keep being told to sit back and take a wee break of late by friends and family who’ve noticed I’m becoming rather forgetful and getting into slight mishaps with day to day living and my work. The past couple of months or so has been physically and mentally demanding…

The story behind my photos on the BBC

BBC Breakfast’s Carol Kirkwood in front of one of my photos from Threlkeld Knotts. It was some time in June when a lady from the BBC’s weather department tried contacting me with an interest in using some photos of mine she had seen on Twitter. Scenes I captured from Threlkeld Knotts in the Lake District…

Donald Angus of Threlkeld

Here’s another peek at what I’ve been up to filming ‘Life of a Mountain: Blencathra’ this time featuring Threlkeld resident Donald Angus. I chanced upon meeting Donald thanks to socialising with the locals and I was thrilled he agreed to appear in my documentary. The clip here is an abridged version of what you’ll see…

Stuart Maconie from ‘Life of a Mountain: Blencathra’

Stuart admiring the views from Eycott Hill in the Lake District. A couple of months or so back I hooked up with BBC presenter, author and journalist Stuart Maconie in the Lake District to film scenes for my next documentary ‘Life of a Mountain: Blencathra’. You can view a peek from our shoot below. Fingers…

Friends of the Lake District talk

Heavenly light over Castlerigg as seen from Latrigg last December. Quick plug for a talk I’ll be doing for Friends of the Lake District this September…. Kirby Lecture – Living on the Fells – filming Lakeland landscapes We are delighted to announce that filmmaker, Terry Abraham, will be speaking at our 2015 annual Kirby Lecture,…

Wainwright Memorial Lecture by yours truly

Yours truly doing the AW Memorial Lecture this October. Now here’s something I never expected in my lifetime – being asked to be the guest speaker for the annual Wainwright Memorial Lecture in the Lake District. Needless to say it was a tremendous honour to have been approached about it and of course I agreed….

Initial thoughts: Hilleberg Enan tent

At camp with the Hilleberg Enan on Blencathra last Thursday evening. Not been on the blog for a while as I’ve been so busy away filming ‘Life of a Mountain: Blencathra’ folks. Indeed I have a very busy three months ahead juggling my usual bread and butter commissioned work along with working on the doc…

Blencathra – a bird’s eye view

I’ve almost completed filming the spring chapter for ‘Life of a Mountain: Blencathra’ now and I’m pleased to say it’s all gone extremely well. I’m thrilled in fact. It’s been a tough few weeks mind, nailing shots of the fell from near and far at dawn, dusk come wind, rain or shine. I’ll be showing…