The Solitary Rambler

LORTON TO LOWESWATER
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Filmed 1st June 2016
Post-production completed 25th June 2016

Running time 20 minutes
Synopsis
 
Whilst staying in the  Lake District   in June 2016 I decide to revisit a few locations I remember from a trip I made 25 years earlier. After having explored these places I take a gentle walk around Loweswater , one of the quieter and lesser known lakes in the Lake District​ .....
Locations
 
Filmed in the Lake District in the county of Cumbria . Locations include Whinlatter Pass , Spout Force, High Lorton and Loweswater .
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Background and production details
 
During my holiday in the  Lake District    back in 1991 other places I had visited at that time were Whinlatter Pass , Spout Force, High Lorton and Loweswater . So during my stay in Keswick in May to June 2016 my second film I would make in the northern Lake District would include these locations. This film would also include a walk from my guide book that followed the shoreline of Loweswater Lake. On Wednesday 1st June I began filming at the eastern end of Whinlatter Pass before moving on to a parking area near Spout Force at the western end of the pass. I took shots on the walk up to the waterfall then drove on to the nearby village of Lorton. I walked around High Lorton to film a few scenes before travelling on to the main location of the day, Loweswater. It was a fairly easy and level walk around the lake, so it was a good day of filming around here before finishing up at Loweswater village . I parked in the Kirkstile Inn car park, had a quick pint, and then took the final few shots of the day around the village whilst my car was still parked in the pub car park.
 
During the late 1980s to early 1990s, before the days of “The Solitary Rambler”, I sometimes took my camcorder with me when I went on holiday. I would shoot some footage and later compose a musical soundtrack to dub onto the footage I had filmed. During my 1991 trip to the northern Lakes I had actually taken a camcorder with me at the time and had, to a much smaller and less professional degree, filmed Whinlatter Pass, Spout Force, Lorton and Loweswater village. I composed a soundtrack on my original Siel electronic organ and recorded it using an analogue multi-track recorder I owned back then. The music incorporated a version of my Lake District song “Until I Return”, so I wanted to record this same music, albeit much more professionally of course, for my new “Solitary Rambler” film, which I decided to call “Lorton to Loweswater”.  There was also a different tune I had composed back then, which I more recently re-recorded primarily with string voices for the Loweswater sequences.


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