Recent press & Kendal Mountain Festival…

The first comprehensive guide to the history of movies filmed in Cumbria and the Lake District since the early 20th Century to the present day is now available. At the end of last month An A-Z of Cumbria & the Lake District on Film was published by Hayloft Publishing Ltd (as part of the ‘Cumbria Guide‘ series). Happily, news of the book’s publication made a splash in some parts of the local press, below is a round-up of the most recent articles…

Cumbria Life Magazine – December 2016 issue

8/10 review in Starburst Magazine

Page 3 Westmorland Gazette, Thursday 3rd Nov edition

Click here for the above feature on the Westmorland Gazette website.

Cumberland & Westmorland Herald, Saturday 5th Nov edition

Click here for a special ’20 Questions’ with the author on the Cumbria Today website.

The book (which will make a perfect Christmas gift!) is stocked throughout bookshops in Cumbria and the Lake District, or on the Hayloft website, please click here to order.


Feeling outdoorsy? From 17th-20th November the 2016 KENDAL MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL lands at various venues around Kendal.


The award winning festival is now billed as the UK’s premier mountain film festival, and the most diverse event of its type in the world. Its stated aim is to inspire more people to explore, enjoy and represent mountains, wilderness and their cultures. Over four action-packed days, there is a highly respected international film competition, (with over 100 films due to be screened from 240+ entries) and twelve coveted awards up for grabs. However Kendal is not all extreme action – you can experience culture, drama, wildlife and environmental documentaries, plus the world’s largest lecture programme crammed full of guest speakers, filmmakers and athletes. It is sure to be a treat for all kinds of outdoor enthusiasts. No doubt this years exciting line-up will see thousands of visitors from home and overseas, who can enjoy hundreds of film screenings including high-profile premières plus plenty of special guests making it the must-do long weekend in the Lake District.

Here’s a couple of trailers to get you stoked, hyped-up and ready to share the adventure…


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