Fenton throws out the water

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Fenton leaps
from his bed
to throw out
the drinking
water

Fenton throws out the water

"Dog bit me on the face!"
Fenton to Charles

 

Fenton bursts through the front door of his halfway house to throw out the water that Charles has collected to ease his fever as his hydrophobia worsens.

The front
door of
'Fenton's
half-way
house'

The scene in March 2002

March 2002

 

Description: The front door through which Fenton emerges is that of Air Cottage an isolated farm house (still a working farm, and now offering a bed and breakfast service) near the village of Ilam in Derbyshire.

Where is it?: Air Cottage is located high above the Dovedale gorge, close to the village of Ilam. It is accessible via a number of public footpaths (marked on Ordnance Survey maps of the area) and from a track leading off the road between Ilam and Alstonfield. The entrance to the track (which begins with a cattlegrid) is located on the right hand side near the brow of the first hill after leaving Ilam. The track passes Ilam Tops Farm (Ellen and Ron's Farm) before reaching Air Cottage.

Where's the best vantage point?: This shot is taken from the courtyard and parking area just in front of the cottage.

What about access?: The public footpath which leads past Ilam Tops Farm towards Air Cottage swings to the right of Air Cottage, before rejoining the main farm track on the far side of the farm. While it is possible to take many Ilam location shots from public pathways, this particular shot is taken on farm property with the permission of the owners.

The owners of Air Cottage have always been very accommodating to Survivors fans, but they do ask, as a courtesy, that visiting fans check with them (in advance or on the day) if they wish to take photographs on farm property. For contact details for Air Cottage, click here. There are public footpaths criss-crossing the area around Ilam and Dovedale, but these should be checked closely to avoid trespassing on private land. It is advisable to carry an OS map when visiting these locations.

Anything else?: The very limited parking at Air Cottage is private, and prior permission should be sought before making use of it. Alternatively, park in Ilam and approach the area on foot. The walk from the centre of Ilam is a fairly steep 30-40 minute climb - either by following the road uphill or (for those comfortable using OS maps) taking one of the footpaths up over the fields..  
 

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02 April 2003