We were thrilled to have premiered our new environmental documentary ' Thriving' at Kendal Mountain Festival 2022. As regular contributors to Kendal Mountain Festival, one of the oldest and most highly regarded festivals of it's kind in the world (which happens to take place 5 minutes from our front door!) it was a pleasure to have a premiere slot this year, and to welcome the public and contributors to see our film. Supported by Fjallraven, National Trust and Cotswold Outdoor, the film follows Clare Dyson as she sets out with her seven-year-old Welsh Cob, Merry, to ride a route of over 200 miles through Cumbria and the Lake District. The journey took her from the Lyth Valley to Coniston, then over to Ravenglass, through Great Langdale, and on to Ullswater and Haweswater. Clare visited regenerative farmers along the route, staying overnight at farms that are adopting practices that simultaneously produce food whilst boosting biodiversity and helping combat climate change.
The individuals and farms that we visited on our journey were:
James Robinson at Strickley Farm, Old Hutton Lee Schofield at Naddle Farm, Haweswater
Garry and Hazel Miller at Smithy Garth, Penruddock Claire and Sam Beaumont at Gowbarrow Hall Farm, Ullswater Sam and Can Hodgeson at Glencoyne Farm, Ullswater
Richard and Alison Maxwell at Howside, Ennerdale Alistair McKintosh at Home Farm, Muncaster
We will be organising more screenings in the coming months, and releasing the film online in 2023.