Our brand new Blencathra Webcam has now been installed! We’re currently configuring the camera to provide the best possible quality for streaming. In the meantime, you can view a timelapse video below. Enjoy the mesmerizing clouds and the Jackdaw visits. (Clever bird obviously enjoys the view as much as we do). Make sure you follow our social media feeds to be the first to know when we start streaming.
The webcam we selected for the very important job of recording Blencathra had to be able to withstand the wild Lake District weather, so we had to choose very carefully. We decided upon the UniFi Pro – and IP Camera with infrared & optical zoom. Here are some of the specs for those interested:
- Full HD Multi-Megapixel. The UniFi Video camera PRO provides Full HD, 1080p resolution at 30 FPS.
- Great for long-range, day or night surveillance, the camera includes infrared LEDs with automatic IR cut filter
- Motorized, 3x optical zoom for clear, up-close video without the distortion of digital zoom
Our Skiddaw Cam live feed is already proving a huge success, drawing huge amount of attention to our website and providing valuable real-time weather condition info and showing how busy the Keswick Car Park is (and when the parking warden is about) at any given time. The Skiddaw cam can also be found on our webcam page.