News just in from the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority…
Lights, camera, WALK!
Film fans no longer have to fly across the Atlantic to visit the site of a Hollywood blockbuster, thanks to an exciting new guided walk organised by Brecon Beacons National Park Authority.
The Authority has organised a new Wrath of the Titans Walk, taking place this Sunday, July 8, which visits the otherworldly location used for the recent Hollywood action film Wrath of the Titans – not to mention many more films!
Walkers will have the chance to visit the quarry location which was transformed into ‘hell on Earth’ back in July 2011 for the final apocalyptic battles scenes of the sequel to the 2010 smash hit ‘Clash of the Titans’. The route also takes in locations used in the Touchstone Pictures film Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, as well as sites where filming for the BBC TV series Dr Who and Merlin have taken place.
The walk is led by two experienced wardens from Brecon Beacons National Park Authority, Sam Ridge and Jon Pimm, who have worked closely with film and television companies at the site and can also tell walkers more about the area’s environmental value and the conservation challenges it faces.
Patricia Doree, Information Officer for Brecon Beacons National Park Authority, said: “This walk is a marvellous opportunity for film fans and walkers to visit one of the most scenic and popular filming sites in the National Park. It’s a really dramatic location and we expect this walk to be extremely popular, so I advise interested parties to book now to avoid disappointment.”
Booking is essential for the Wrath of the Titans Walk, which will be held between 10:30am and 3pm on Sunday, July 8, and holds a suggested donation of £3. Anyone interested in joining the walk should call 01874 623366 to ensure their place. It is anticipated that the walk will be held again in August/September to meet the expected high demand.