Thursday, March 17, 2016

Great Britain: Crewkerne filmmaker taking on national trails challenge - Full Article

Wednesday 16 March 2016 / News

A CREWKERNE filmmaker and photographer has started her latest project and is hoping to raise awareness of the beauty of the countryside at the same time.

Abbie Barnes, 19, will be walking all of the UK’s designated National Trails while producing a documentary film for each of the journeys.

The challenge consists of 15 routes and more than 2,500 miles, which Abbie is aiming to have completed by the time she heads off to university in September.

Abbie is a semi-professional filmmaker, presenter and photographer, as well the owner of company Song Thrush Productions.

Of her latest challenge, Abbie said: “As an avid long-distance backpacker, I am constantly planning my next big adventure. In September 2016 I will begin university.

"Between now and then I have set myself the goal of walking all of the UK’s designated National Trails. My aim is to produce a documentary-style film for each of the trails, in hope that I can install a curiosity in my viewers to witness such landscapes for themselves.

“Having twice walked across the country, and explored some of the highest, most remote regions in the UK, I have become eager to share the hidden beauty of our countryside and wilderness areas.”

National Trails are long distance walking, cycling and horse riding routes through the best landscapes in England and Wales...

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