Film ID:
YFA 1810

ULLSWATER

1930s

Visitor Tabs

Description

This is one of many travelogue films made by amateur filmmaker Laurie Wright. Using intertitles, the films shows many of the interesting sights of Ullswater at a time before mass tourism.

Title - An Argoth Production
Intertitle - Lakeland the walkers paradise
A rambler in a kilt walks across a moor towards the camera.

Title - Lake Ullswater, the English Lucerne

The lake and the surrounding trees are shown close up and from various vantage points. A tourist boat is out on the lake. The film is then taken from on board the boat, which comes into dock.

Intertitle - Tucked away in the hills lies the hamlet of Seldom Seen

A group of houses lies in a valley.

Intertitle - High Street Fells from Sticks Pass, above Seldom Seen

From high up a small lake can be seen nestling in the mountains.

Intertitle - High Street (2718) Roman Road from the port of Ravenglass to Carlisle

The road is shown with a group of black horses grazing on it.

Intertitle - Angle Tarn, one of many such sheets of water among the fells

The Tarn is shown, with a rambler sitting down by the water's edge. He starts to take off his boots and is then swimming in the water.

Intertitle - Here is another place near Patterdale

There is another small body of water, possibly a river.

Intertitle - Following the Lakeland stream to its source is a fascinating pastime . . .

The river flows under a bridge over which passes a car.

Intertitle - . . . so let us see where Hayeswater Gill leads us

The river flows by a farm and under an old stone bridge, then down a waterfall and over some rapids. Several streams run down the side of a mountain and flow into one another to make a large waterfall.