Virgin Trains

By 8th June 2018News, Projects

Virgin Trains welcomes visitors to the MarmaLake District


Aerial Filming for a short promotional film for social media on how Virgin Trains gets involved in an event in the Lake District.

Hi Simon

Thanks so much for these – they’re great. Really pleased with them.

Thanks again for all of your help and patience with this. It’s much appreciated.

Kind Regards

Virgin Trains

This weekend Virgin Trains is giving Penrith station an orange twist, as the Cumbrian town hosts the Dalemain Marmalade Festival and Awards.

Virgin Trains will be supporting the Marmalade Awards, which take place at Dalemain Mansion, located a few miles from Penrith station.

Virgin Trains’ Guide to the MarmaLake District

1.Situated in the North of the MarmaLake District, Penrith is 280 miles from London Euston – the equivalent to over six million jars of marmalade lined up*
2.Journeying to the Lake District with Virgin Trains takes less time than making marmalade
3.It would take 7,824 jars of marmalade to reach the highest mountain in England – Scafell Pike**
4.Zesting up Lake Windermere, which holds 300 billion litres of water, would require 882 billion jars of marmalade***
5.Lake Windermere is England’s longest lake at 10.5 miles – the equivalent to 2,397 jars of marmalade*

*based on marmalade jar having a width of 7.5cm

**based on marmalade jar having a height of 12.5cm

***based on marmalade jar having a capacity of 340ml

On a typical weekday Virgin Trains operates 30 services from Oxenholme and Penrith to London Euston.

If you want to experience the full journey to the Lake District in real-time, you can log onto BEAM, Virgin Trains’ revolutionary on-board entertainment service, next time you’re on-board.

Dalemain Marmalade Festival & Awards

These quirky awards were founded in 2005 by Jane Hasell-McCosh with the initial idea of preserving, growing and widening one of the most British of customs – making marmalade. They have gone on to generate a following far beyond Jane’s wildest expectations and have humour and a life of their own, inspiring people from all over the world to get involved.

The Awards are centred on Dalemain Mansion; a Georgian stately home lived in by the same family for over 300 years, which also happens to hold a very rich archive of Marmalade recipes.

Aerial Filming Lake District
Skylark Aerial Photography provides aerial filming of the Lake District