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National Award For Blencathra Film

Blencathra Field Centre is proud to announce that the winner of Broadcast Programme of the Year – TV, Radio, Online was Terry Abraham for Life of a Mountain: A Year on Blencathra, BBC 4. 

Terry’s project was partly sponsored by The Blencathra Centre FSC and Head of Centre Tim Foster accompanied Terry to the ceremony. He said: ‘As one of the sponsors of Terry’s film Life of a Mountain Blencathra, this has been a tremendous boost in raising the profile of Blencathra, the Northern Fells, Keswick and Eden. The Blencathra film is the second of the Scafell, Blencathra and Helvellyn trilogy of iconic Lake District mountains’

The film, which sequels A Year on Scafell Pike, showcases spectacular scenes of Blencathra and the surrounding area. From spring lambs to winters snows, it will look at the lives of residents, school children and visitors to the mountain with contributions from comedian Ed Byrne, broadcaster Stuart Maconie, mountaineer Alan Hinkes OBE and record breaking fell runner Steve Birkinshaw.

The category this year was very tough with the other finalists being:

  • How a paradise island copes with the demands of modern life – Lucy Daltroff, From Our Own Correspondent, BBC Radio 4
  • Terrorism vs Tourism, You & Yours – Chas Watkin (Editor), BBC Radio 4
  • Saving Mountain Gorillas – Jon Holmes (Presenter), Unusual Productions and Talk Radio
  • Discover the other side of Florida – Amelia Island and St Augustine, Simon Calder, independent.co.uk

The winners of the Travel Media Awards 2017 were announced on Wednesday 18th October at a grand ceremony at ME London Hotel. Over 270 people were present to see the best of the UK travel media honoured with an Award, including representatives of some of the UK’s leading travel media and industry organisations.

The evening saw 20 publications, broadcasters, journalists and photographers awarded prestigious trophies. They included British chef and TV presenter Rick Stein OBE, who was presented with the Special Contribution Award.

The Travel Media Awards were created in recognition of the hugely influential role that today’s travel media play. Submissions were judged by some of the UK’s most influential travel industry figures alongside leading travel writers and editors. Categories covered a wide range of disciplines and media, from consumer travel magazines (both national and regional) to travel trade titles and guide books.

An unabridged film version of ‘Life of a Mountain: Blencathra - A Year in the Life of the People’s Mountain’ is available to buy on DVD via www.stridingedge.com or Amazon UK.

For those inspired by the wonderful setting of Blencathra why not visit and learn more by joining one of our Natural History Courses or our Exploring Nature and the Art Courses or by staying in our cottages. To find out more call 017687 79601, email [email protected] or follow on Twitter @BlencathraFSC