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Lake District landmarks in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

PUBLISHED: 14:00 15 December 2015 | UPDATED: 14:27 01 May 2016

Thirlmere in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (c) Disney

Thirlmere in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (c) Disney

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The much anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens this week and for those eagle eyed amongst you, there may be a few familiar sights.

In July 2014, a visual effects team shot some background scenes in the Lake District for the Star Wars: The Force Awakens film, to which CGI was later added to.

Local landscape photographer Colin Bell has identified a few iconic landmarks in the Star Wars trailer that features an action scene involving X Wing Fighters.

Some of the Lake District locations include Derwentwater, Blencathra, Catbells and Thirlmere.

For a the full study of the trailer and the Lake District locations visit: colinbell.photography/star-wars-at-thirlmere

Follow Colin on twitter at @ColinSBell

Video by Chris Chapman at @trioptimum

Are you watching the film? If you see any more local Lake District landmarks, send us a tweet at @lancashirelife

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