Put trail in focus to reel in £2,000

The Cleveland Way ends in Filey. Photo taken by Sarah Barber
The Cleveland Way ends in Filey. Photo taken by Sarah Barber

The North York Moors National Park has launched a film competition ahead of next year’s 50th anniversary of the Cleveland Way National Trail.

The winning entry will be used as the official Cleveland Way film, updating the original public information video that was created in the 1970s.

Amateur and professional film makers including students are being asked to create a video lasting no more than two minutes that interprets the life, beauty and uniqueness of the 109-mile trail which starts at Helmsley and finishes in Filey.

A shortlist of three will go through to the second round where they will receive £1,000 each to put towards technical, audio and visual improvements on their original submitted film.

The winner will receive a further £1,000 prize.

Malcolm Hodgson, national trails officer, said: “While the historical sights and landscape remain pretty much the same, the towns and villages have changed, and now you’re as likely to see trail runners and walkers with dogs, or mountain bikers on the bridleway sections, as you are ramblers.”

Go to www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/clevelandway for more details about the competition.