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Video for 'most relaxing song ever' filmed in Blencathra

Music video for Weightless by Marconi Union Credit: Just Music/Marconi Union

A song described as the 'most relaxing ever' by a team of British scientists now has a video to match.

It's been produced by Penrith videographer Richie Johnston, who flew a drone with lights attached over Scales Tarn on Blencathra.

Weightless, the song by Marconi Union, was played to women in the UK who were completing stressful tasks. It was found to slow the heart rate, reduce blood pressure and decrease cortisol levels.

The video on the Just Music website already has more than 250,000 views.


Practical advice for visitors to Windermere

The song aims at showing people how to look after the countryside and enjoy it Credit: Windermere reflections

The Windermere song is part of £1.7 million project called Windermere Reflections, which aims at highlighting environmental issues affecting the Windermere catchment area.

Verses in the song give practical advice like this:

"When you walk on the hills take care where you step, eroded paths make an awful mess.

"The sediment flows into the lake, meaning little fishes no babies can make."

Some of the advice for visitors Credit: Windermere Reflections

There are 19 projects running over three years and split into four themes- practical conservation, choices for a greener future, celebrating landscape and heritage, and learning opportunities.

A message to stop litter bugs Credit: Windermere Reflections

For more information on the projects and how you can get involved, click here.

Music video promotes care in the Lake District

A music video made in Windermere is encouraging people to take care when visiting the Lake District.

The three-minute film has proved popular online and is now being shown in local cinemas.

The video features a 'Lady Windermere' character, who represents the lake, and gives advice on how to look after the Lake District and help improve water quality.

The Heritage Lottery funded the project, which was written by local practitioner Amy Boud and animator David Brown.

"This is a really entertaining short film with a very catchy song which we hope will capture the public's imagination.

"It manages to put across our key messages about how we call all do our bit to look after our local area to protect the quality of water in Windermere and its catchment area."

– Liz Davey, Programme Manager