Terry Abraham camping on Moine Mhor in the Cairngorms. Photo: Terry Abraham

Terry Abraham camping on Moine Mhor in the Cairngorms. Photo: Terry Abraham

Film-maker Terry Abraham will speak at the annual lecture of a Lakeland conservation group.

The self-taught cinematographer will deliver his talk at next month’s Friends of the Lake District Kirby Lecture.

The Nottinghamshire-based outdoor enthusiast has had a rapid rise to fame through directing and producing Cairngorms in Winter and Life of a Mountain: A Year on Scafell Pike, which caught the imagination of the British public when it was aired on BBC Four earlier this year.

He 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 shoestring budget and funded using crowdfunding websites. Mr Abraham worked almost entirely alone, wild camping for long periods of time and working all hours of the day.

He cites a love of the Lake District and a desire to share that passion as the catalysts for his new film making career. The film-maker said: “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.”

His next project, filming the life of Blencathra, is in full swing, and he has promised a sneak preview of his latest footage at the lecture.

The event will take place on 18 September at 7.30pm at Cumbria University Ambleside campus. Tickets cost £5 and can be bought online or by calling 01539 720788.

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