Life on a mountain.

A spectacular year in the life of Helvellyn, one of the UK’s most iconic mountains.

By: High50

Terry Abraham’s wonderful film of a year in the life of Helvellyn in the Lake District, currently available on the BBC iPlayer, is a wonderful piece of escapist TV, especially for those of us longing to get back into the mountains.  Breathtaking landscapes, including some amazing shots from an RAF fighter jet, are interspersed with the stories of the people who live on and around the iconic mountain.

And if you feel suitably inspired to get on your boots and climb the mountain, here’s a useful guide to the various walking routes, including the infamous Striding Edge.