Film ID: YFA 1813 HAWKSHEAD - CONSITON - LANGDALES - THIRLMERE 1930s Visitor TabsDescription This is one of many travelogue films made by amateur filmmaker Laurie Wright. Using intertitles, the films shows many of the interesting sights of Patterdale & Hellvelyn at a time before mass tourism. Title - An Argoth Production Intertitle - Lakeland the walkers paradise A rambler in shorts walks across a moor away from the camera. Title - Ullswater The lake is shown from a distance. Intertitle - Glenridding, one of Lakeland's many glorious valleys. The valley and lake are shown, and some houses near a river. Intertitle - Eagle Farm The farm is shown, and a man stands next to some other farm buildings. Intertitle - Massive chimneys are a local feature and are built of very small stones. Examples of the large chimneys are shown on the rooftops of houses. A farmer leads some cattle out of a cow shed with his dog. Intertitle - Grisdale, awe-inspiring valley among the high fells. Grisdale Valley is shown, with the fast running river going through it, interspersed with rocks. Intertitle - Even wet days have their compensations - becks and waterfalls becoming magnificent raging torrents. There is a view over one of the large lakes. A lorry carrying 'Express Dairy' from Appleby passes through a village. There is a raging river. Intertitle - Aira Beck comes tumbling down to its mighty leap over Aira Force waterfall. The waterfall is filmed from above and below. Intertitle - Looking down from the bridge at the top of the force. The waterfall is filmed again from the top and side. Further along the river there is a bridge. There is a road sign for 'Helvellyn', followed by a muddy path. Intertitle - From 1100 feet a view is obtained of Dollywagon Pike. There is a view down onto the Pike. Intertitle - From 1600 feet Grisedale Pass opens up to view. The Pass is filmed from high up and from ground level. Intertitle - At 2300 feet, first sight of the massive Helvellyn Group. Mountains are seen in the distance. Intertitle - Striding Edge. It's (sic) knife-like ridge particularly dangerous on a windy day. There is a view along the long edge from various positions. A rambler walks along the edge. Intertitle - One false step and . . . The rambler continues on his walk. Intertitle - . . . . It's a sheer drop into Red Tarn 400 feet below. The rambler continues on his walk, and the camera shows the drop into the water below. Intertitle - An even worse fall is over the other side into Grisedale 1000ft below. The camera shows the drop on the other side as the rambler continues walking along the ridge. A man emerges from a stone shelter. Intertitle - Having scrambled along Striding Edge we can safely look back on our tracks. The Edge is now shown from the other side. Intertitle - Striding Edge Red Tarn and Swirral Edge from top of Helvellyn (13118ft.). The two edges are shown from above. Intertitle - Ullswater is clearly seen 2642 ft. below, over Swirral Edge and Cat-sry-cam [Catstycam]. Again Swirral Edge is shown, and two walkers sit down to consult their map. There is a plaque, protected by a pile of stones. The camera shows the writing (difficult to read), and then the surrounding panoramic view.