CHEDDAR Gorge will close for filming at the end of the month as director Danny Boyle’s zombie movie is expected to shoot.

One of the main routes through the Gorge, the Cliffs, B3135, will be shut for four days, from 00:01am Monday, July 22, until Friday, July 26, at 23:59pm.

The Cliffs is closed "from a point 560 metres northeast from its junction with Cufic Lane in an easterly direction for a distance of 1350 metres", Somerset Council said.

It will be closed to vehicles, cyclists, and pedestrians during the temporary traffic restriction.

It has not been confirmed what production is filming in the area. However, Mr Boyle’s zombie sequel, 28 Years Later, is reportedly due to film this month and is set to be released next year.

However, Cheddar attracted another film crew recently when BBC Three's new crime-thriller mystery series, A Good Girl's Guide to Murder, filmed in Axbridge — it is now available to watch on iPlayer.

While a second series is yet to be announced, fans are eagerly awaiting an adaptation of Holly Jackson's three other novels in the series; Good Girl, Bad Blood, As Good As Dead, and Kill Joy (a prequel).

The County Gazette will be keeping an eye out for any signs of a second series being filmed.

Avon Valley Railway, a heritage line that once connected the Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway with London, shared in a Facebook post on July 1: "Last year we were lucky enough to be chosen as one of the filming locations for the series 'A Good Girl's Guide to Murder', which has just been released on BBC iPlayer today!

"The BBC Three / Moonage Pictures adaptation of Holly Jackson's debut young adult mystery crime novel was filmed on location, in and around Somerset, and we feature in one of the scenes as a dimly-lit country railway station at night - the perfect setting for some of the key characters to meet, including main character 'Pip' played by 'Emma Myers'.

"Income from filming helps support the railway by enabling us to continue our latest restoration and maintenance projects, and we always like seeing ourselves on screen!"