News from Roy Henderson for March 2016

  • Hosnian Prime in Borrowdale

    12:00 03 March 2016
    By Roy Henderson

    Over the years, we’ve had a large number of films, TV series and commercials filmed in the Borrowdale  area. I can remember seeing on TV a Heinz soup commercial that was filmed at Ashness Bridge many years ago when I first began to work here.  Since then I’ve seen filming for many Ken Russell films, Miss Potter, Inside the National Trust, Coronation Street, many more commercials and lots of mini-series.

     Here are some pictures of Daisy on some of the Star Wars locations.

    The most recent and largest is Star Wars which I am sure many of you will have seen by now. I spent some time with the locations manager for the film and, after discussion of what they needed, was able to suggest a few possibilities. His final choice of views in Borrowdale would be very recognizable if you know the area.

    It’s easy to understand why so many film-makers would choose the Lake District and in particular Borrowdale. It is stunningly beautiful and very easy to access so many superb view-points. And, of course, there is lots of good accommodation available for the film crew.

    Daisy here, I’ve been to Hosnian Prime

News from Roy Henderson

Photo of Roy Henderson

I’m the National Trust ranger for Borrowdale and Newlands in the North Lakes, UK. I volunteered for the Trust when I came on the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme aged 13. I started by building a new fence on Friars Crag to tackle an erosion problem and making paths more accessible for people with limited mobility. I enjoyed it so much that I continued to volunteer until I left school and was lucky enough to get a job with the National Trust. After working for the Trust for 29 years, I still love the job.