Hollywood star Warwick Davis showcases Lake District in new series

The Westmorland Gazette: Hollywood star Warwick Davis showcases Lake District in new series Hollywood star Warwick Davis showcases Lake District in new series

HOLLWOOD star Warwick Davis is set to show why the Lake District is his ‘favourite place in the world’.

Famed for starring in Star Wars and Harry Potter, the actor and his family spent a weekend camping in Keswick for an episode of ITV’s Weekend Escapes with Warwick Davis.

As a keen ‘staycationer’, Warwick attempts to show his reluctant wife and two children what the British holiday can provide that can’t be found in other parts of the world.

During his trip to the Lake District National Park, he tried his hand at ghyll scrambling down mountain streams and rocky crevices – a brave move for someone who can’t swim.

Before he got kitted out in a wetsuit, the star admitted he was having second thoughts, but afterwards was pleased he had taken the plunge.

He said: “I’m glad I did it but I’m not going to be in a rush to do it again – it’s just one of these things you can tick off the list to say you’ve done I suppose.”

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Warwick also visited The pencil Museum in Keswick, The Lakeland Country Fair, near Torver, where he took part in Cumberland sausage making, and Penrith’s stone circle Long Meg and Her Daughters.

There the foursome met a group of druids including the Druid Archbishop of Cumbria, who gave them a blessing in the centre of the circle.

Warwick said: “I think this is one of the highlights for me so far.

“These are the places I imagine being when I’m all stressed out.

“I think where do I want to be now? On a hill top in the Lake District, exactly where we are. It’s nice.”

Weekend Escapes with Warwick Davis will be broadcast on ITV 1 at 8pm, on Friday May 2.

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