We wish we could always be out on the trails, rather than staring longingly out of the window dreaming about the next time we’ll be be out on the bike. But there’s work to be done and bills to be paid so this – an inspiring film shot in the Lake District’s Whinlatter Forest Park – is the next best thing.
“Woven throughout the depths of the woods, and the heights of the mountain are a network of super fun, fast, flowing trails,” says film maker Sam Needham. “Into the Trees is a short film showing the Altura Trail in its best light. A trail that flies you 1,600ft above Keswick, carves you round berms and switchbacks, takes your breath away with beautiful views, inspires you to get loose on the trail, but most of all… a trail which never fails to bring a smile to your face.
“Thanks to Matt Wight and Ross Parkinson for their rad riding in the film. I hope this film makes you want to pick up your bike and take to the hills.”
You’ve won us over on that front, Sam. Time to pencil in a trip to the Lakes…