Walking Britain’s Lost Railways

By 19th October 2018News
Walking Britain's Lost Railways
During the Spring of this year Skylark Aerial Photography provided the aerial filming for Walking Britain’s Lost Railways.
A commission to provide drones and operators to support the filming of the Penrith to Cockermouth branch line in the Lake District came through in March.
Three drones were used to provide aerial coverage during the day which started at 7:30am at Penrith Golf  and completed at 9:30pm on the Lake shore of Buttermere.

Location Research

A lot of planning had been carried out to the shoot in addition to the location crews research.
All the locations from the brief provided were researched. Over a period of two weeks the brief was fine tuned and adapted to meet the drone operation and the crews requirements.
  Walking Britain's Lost Railways

Walking Britain’s Lost Railways, the genial Rob Bell has to summon up all his detective skills in order to walk along what was the Penrith to Cockermouth branch line in the Lake District.

Much of its 31-mile length has been overtaken by nature, so at one point he takes a detour up a fell in order to get a bird’s eye view of his route.

In fact “taking a bit of a detour” is a frequent recurrence on this journey, because floods have destroyed several bridges and paths.

The scenery, though, is glorious, and he meets some smashing people en route, including Bob, who tells some colourful stories about Keswick Station.


Rob Bell revisits decommissioned railway lines in the Lake District, where he looks for elusive signs of a route that begins over a busy motorway near Penrith.
As he traces the route, he learns the tragic tale of engineer Thomas Bouch, whose reputation was ruined by a disaster, and discovers how a lost line near Keswick once supported the whole region by transporting minerals and ore from the mines.


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