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Countrystride #42: CUMBRIA ON FILM

...in which we go on holiday by mistake with author David Banning to talk about Cumbria and the Lake District on film. In a locked-down virtual wander that takes in Wet Sleddale, Coniston Water, Little Langdale and the rebel planet of Takodana, we consider the tropes of Cumbrian cinema – from 'rural escape' to zombie apocalypse; we learn about the value of Swallows & Amazons and Miss Potter to the tourist economy; we relive the moment enfant terrible Ken Russell fell in love with Lakeland; and we spend too long quoting Withnail and I.





Sleddale Hall a.k.a. Crow Crag.
Distant view of Uncle Monty's home.
Wet Sleddale.
Tie Fighter over Thirlmere, backed by Fisher Crag, Armboth Fell.
David's excellent book.
Joan Collins and The Pike.