Cycle fans can plot top filming spots

St Andrew's Church, Clevedon, has been used for Broadchurch

St Andrew's Church, Clevedon, has been used for Broadchurch - Credit: Archant

ATTRACTIONS and landmarks used for the filming of TV shows and movies have been highlighted in a new cycle trail around Clevedon.

North Somerset Council has put together a guide for the four-and-a-half mile loop route around the town, taking in some of the most prominent locations used by film crews recently.

It is hoped the trail will attract more TV and film fans to Clevedon and allow the town to benefit from the on-screen exposure it has recently enjoyed.

The route includes a number of places which featured in the first series of the hit ITV crime drama, Broadchurch, such as St Andrew’s Church, Wain’s Hill, Hill Road and Marshalls Field.

These locations are also being used again this year as filming continues for the second series of the show, which stars David Tennant and Olivia Colman.

Alexandra News which was used in the first series of the drama is also featured along the picturesque route.

Clevedon Pier is also highlighted after it hosted boy band, One Direction, earlier this year to film a music video for the single You and I.

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After the group visited the town, the pier reported a surge in the number of visitors to the attraction.

The Victorian landmark and the town’s beach were also used to film scenes for the 2010 movie Never Let Me Go, starring British actress Keira Knightley.

The cycle trail can be broken down into shorter distances and also features shortcuts.

A council spokesman said: “We’ve developed the new themed cycle rides to encourage local people and visitors to get out on their bikes and discover something new about this beautiful part of the world.”

Following the first series of Broadchurch, walking tours were set up in West Bay, Dorset, taking people to some of the other locations used in the drama.

As a result, calls have been made for something similar in Clevedon to attract more visitors to the town.

For more details and maps of all the themed cycles rides established in North Somerset visit www.n-somerset.gov.uk/cycling