Emmerdale is set for one of the biggest weeks in the soap’s history this October as the cast are put through their paces in what is being dubbed ‘survival week’.

The characters have left the comfort zone of their village in the idyllic Yorkshire Dales and are embarking on an outdoor survival challenge that is bound to go very wrong.

But just where was Emmerdale filmed during its landmark survival week?

Emmerdale | This October on Emmerdale | Trailer

Emmerdale | This October on Emmerdale | Trailer

Emmerdale’s survival week

Emmerdale’s long-awaited survival week began on October 18th and will continue each day with plenty of twists and turns until October 22nd.

The cast of Emmerdale embarks on an outdoor survival challenge complete with rafting, climbing and plenty of hiking.

However, this is Emmerdale and if something can go wrong, it usually does.

After beginning in enjoyable fashion, the adventure quickly takes a horrible turn and the lives of almost everyone are put in danger, especially as the murderous Meena is on the loose.


Where is Emmerdale’s survival week filmed?

Emmerdale’s survival week was filmed in locations across Teesside as well as a location near the town of Harrogate.

The most notable location we’ve seen so far is the Tees Barrage in Stockton-on-Tees which plays host to the river and rapids scenes which have seen several characters put in grave danger.

Another eye-catching location during survival week has been the waterfall which has appeared several times in the episodes so far. For this location, filming took place at the High Force waterfall in Middleton, again in Teesside.


And finally, filming also took place at Brimham Rocks, a National Trust site located around eight miles from Harrogate.

According to the Mirror, Emmerdale’s survival week was filmed over the course of six weeks between August and September.

Emmerdale cast member Isabel Hodgins has posted a number of behind-the-scenes photos from the shoot on Instagram.

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A popular location

The Tees Barrage in Stockon-on-Tees may be a central location in Emmerdale’s survival week but the waterway also featured in the Oscar-winning film, 1917.

In the film, lead character Will Schofield finds himself in a river which, while supposedly in First World War France, is actually the River Tees, in the same location where Emmerdale filmed for survival week.

For the 1917 shoot, signs had to be put up around the river and surrounding woodland to reassure passers-by that the fake bodies in the water were not real.

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