1994 – 2022
Pioneering films to famous summits
~ Welcome to the home of the filmed hillwalk ~
Established in 1994 with the historic first-ever filmed hill walk To the Roof of England ( Scafell Pike from Seathwaite, Borrowdale ), Hillwalks on Video have since released over 20 titles UK-wide, single-handedly creating a popular new genre in outdoor film-making.
Transferred onto DVD, our titles feature top-notch videography of glorious mountain scenery taken in rare clear conditions from the hill walker’s perspective, imparting to the viewer a distinct sense of participation in the walk itself.
Progressively unfolding vistas of surrounding fells and features are taken en-route, right down to rippling brooks, lichen-patterned rocks and rare mountain flora & fauna. All summit cairns are recorded along with associated majestic vistas and panoramas.
This unique “walker’s eye-view” style of first-person mountain filming, along with ambient sounds of the hills present at the time of recording, gives a distinct impression to the viewer of “being there”, re-capturing the hillwalking experience at home – the fell tops having remained virtually the same over many hundreds if not thousands of years.
Unlike some hillwalking DVDs which offer only occasional snippets of information; the names, compass positions and spot heights of prominent surrounding hills along with local history are given in the forms of brief subtitles and authoritative yet unimposing commentary. A detailed map or on-video illustrated Harvey map accompanying each walk complete the comprehensive information package, making these DVDs historically among the most important contributions to UK hill-walking since the launch of the Wainwright guidebooks in the 1960s; being ideal planners for, or mementoes of, happy days in the hills.
Although they say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, the copy can all too often be of inferior quality to the original. Many other hill-walking DVDs, whilst marketed with solemn promises of quality; upon purchase turn out to contain long sections of dreary and disappointing footage taken in rain, low light, mist, or heat haze – restricting or even obliterating views of surrounding fells and landmarks.
Hillwalks on Video‘s dedication to professionalism and customer satisfaction guarantees clear views to surrounding hills on all our titles, having been painstakingly shot in fine, clear, bright and often sunny conditions throughout – some walks having been attempted two or three times before the good light quality and visibility we demand, were present.