A NEW music video from a renowned pop band features stunning scenes that were filmed in the Lake District.

While many of us are unable to get out to the fells and soak in the beauty of our county due to lockdown, escapism is available in the form of McFly's latest music video, You’re Not Special by McFly.

The video follows a group of young people taking in the sights of the national park, drinking beer and sitting round an open fire.

The county's striking Rydal Caves, Hardknott Pass and infamous Wasdale peaks all feature in the video, with England's deepest lake, Wast Water, and its intimidating screes forming the backdrop of many shots.

The video was shared by West Cumbrian residents, with many pointing out the various landmarks and well-known areas spotted in the video, including "windmills on the old airfield at Haverigg looking towards Black Combe" and Middle Fell.

David Spearing, who directed the video, marked its launch on Thursday with an Instagram post, saying: “Battling weather and road-tripping round the Lakes.

“The idea behind this was to create something youthful and freeing, using the song as a soundtrack.

“Shot with students/actors who have all been affected by the pandemic to remind everyone that we’re all in this together and hopefully freedom is just round the corner.”

You're Not Special is the third single from the band’s album Young Dumb Thrills, which was released in November last year, and many listeners have felt comforted by the words, being reminded they aren't alone in their struggles or worries.

Late last year, following completion of filming, David posted: “One day on the south coast and three days in the Lake District with a bunch of great people making a beautiful video.

“Really excited about this one! It’s silly that I get to run around filming mountains and lakes and oceans for a few days and call it a job.”

To watch the music video, visit McFly's YouTube page at Official McFly.

For more details on what you can get up to in the Lakes, visit www.lakedistrict.gov.uk.