Swallows and Yorkshires

From Business Quarter

Yorkshire is getting plenty of big-screen exposure at the moment, with the release of the new film adaptation of Arthur Ransome’s classic, ‘Swallows And Amazons’ starring Rafe Spall, Jessica Hynes and Harry Enfield.

The production took in locations from Coniston Water and Derwent Water in Cumbria to Heptonstall, Wakefield and Wetherby in Yorkshire with some iconic scenes shot at Plumpton Rocks near Harrogate and at the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway at including Keighley, Oakworth and Oxenhope stations.

At Calderdale the high-street was closed, modern street furniture removed and even the local buses were re-routed to enable filming to take place over two days in August last year.

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