Friday, 13 January 2012

London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay route animation



As the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympics Games edge closer, the iconic Olympic torch will start its 70-day journey across the UK. This momentous spectacle begins in Land’s End, Cornwall, on 18 May and promises to be one of many unforgettable celebrations for the London 2012 games.
 
But don’t worry if you can’t make it to England’s most southerly point for the opening torch relay event. There will be plenty of chances to catch the futuristic golden torch as it makes its journey north from Cornwall all the way up to the historical market town of Alnwick in Northumberland with its film star castle.

In total, 54 English locations will be shined on by the Olympic torch. On 1 June the life-sized statues by sculptor Anthony Gormley that look out to sea on Crosby Beach will be illuminated by the flame. And at the end of the month, England’s industrial heritage will be celebrated as the torch bearer travels by canal boat and tram through the Black Country Living Museum, a fictional town bustling with Victorian costumed craftsmen.

Other highlights include the Lake District, with its vast shimmering lakes and towering mountains creating a fantastical backdrop as the flame makes it way to Bowness-on-Windermere in a steam boat, carried via lanterns and torches.

Whether it’s 2300BC Stonehenge or the modern metropolis of Manchester, there are so many poignant locations to catch a glimpse of the torch as it journeys around England that you’d be mad not to make your way to one of them.

Saturday 19 May

Land's End (Atlantic Coast Holiday Park 17 min Drive from park, or 40 min walk)
Sennen
Newlyn
Penzance
Marazion
Rosudgeon
Ashton
Breage
Helston
Falmouth
Truro
Newquay
St Stephen
Trewoon
St Austell
Stenalees
Bugle
Lanivet
Bodmin
Liskeard
Saltash
Plymouth (Evening celebration)

Monday 28 May

Aberystwyth
Bow Street
Tal-y-bont
Tre Taliesin
Machynlleth
Dolgellau
Llan Ffestiniog
Blaenau Ffestiniog
Porthmadog (Garreg Goch Caravan Park 7 min Drive from park or 30 min walk)
Criccieth
Pwllheli
Bontnewydd
Caernarfon
Y Felinheli
Bangor (Evening celebration)

Monday 18 June

Hinderwell
Lythe
Sandsend
Whitby (Whitby Holiday Park 6 min Drive from park or 15 min walk)
Pickering
Scarborough
Filey
Bridlington
Beverley
Hull (Evening celebration)

Thursday 5 July

Norwich
Acle
Filby
Great Yarmouth
Lowestoft (Pakefield Caravan Park 12 min Drive from park or 45 min walk)
Wrentham
Reydon
Southwold
Kelsale
Saxmundham
Aldeburgh
Wickham Market
Ufford
Melton
Woodbridge
Felixstowe
Ipswich (Evening celebration)

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