A full house greeted filmmaker Terry Abraham this week as guest speaker at Friends of the Lake District’s annual Kirby Lecture in Ambleside.

Terry launched his outdoor film making career when he was made redundant from his IT job three years ago. ‘Cairngorms in Winter’ and ‘Life of a Mountain’ became personal projects of his, created on a shoe string budget and funded using crowd-funding websites.

He has had a rapid rise to fame in the world of outdoor filmmaking through directing and producing ‘A Year on Scafell Pike', which caught the imagination of the British public when it was aired on BBC 4 earlier this year.

Terry’s talk provided a fascinating insight into the motivation behind his passion for filming in the Lake District as well as a sneak preview of footage from his latest production, 'Life of a Mountain, Blencathra'.

Terry cites a love of the Lake District and a desire to share that passion as the catalysts for his new film making career saying,

"Without a shadow of a doubt, the Lake District is the most beautiful corner of England and an area I often refer to as my spiritual home.

“Sadly too many people of all ages and backgrounds are oblivious to the wonderful landscapes we are fortunate to have here in Britain - and it's that fact more than anything else that drives me to share and seek to inspire the wider public to the joys of such places.”