Fisher films fells

Monday, 1 May 2017 0:00

The existing George Fisher webcam, located high on the retailer’s building with views towards Skiddaw, is one of the most popular online webcams in the Lake District with many thousands of views each year. The RAF base at Linton-on-Ouse has even admitted it checks the webcam before its pilots head through the Lakes on low-level training sorties. 

The new initiative will place additional webcams high on fell-sides, initially in the North Lakes area. Inspired by the Go Herdwick fund-raising project, where life-size sheep sculptures formed a public art trail, the store is creating a network of strategically-placed fibreglass sheep sculptures on the hills, equipped with webcams.

The sheep are fitted with solar panels, a Lithium-ion battery, an internal antenna plus a small pico-cell. Final colour schemes are likely to blend into the scenery more, following consultation with the Lake District National Park planning committee. 

By Ronnie Dungan

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