The Cotswolds & Beyond with Pam Ayers | Preview (Channel 5)

In this first episode, as mid-summer approaches, Pam’s heading to one of Britain’s most special places — Stonehenge.



With privileged private access to this ancient stone circle, Pam watches the sun rise and chats to Stonehenge expert Susan Greaney to find out more about this historic landmark.



From Salisbury Plain, Pam heads back to the Cotswolds and an amazing tree garden close to the town of Tetbury. Westonbirt, The National Aboretum is home to more than 2,500 different species from all over the world, and Pam finds out just why it was created.




After walking through Westonbirt’s woodland, Pam visits the town of Cheltenham to explore its Regency architecture and also taste the waters at the Pittville Pump Room, a remnant of the town’s past as a spa destination.


Pam then heads north to the market town of Pershore, just outside the Cotswolds. She’s there to meet former pop star Toyah Willcox and discover her passion for this part of Worcestershire.




Finally, Pam dons her waders and takes to the water at Letcombe Brook to find out about one of England’s most endangered creatures — the water vole.


The Cotswolds & Beyond with Pam Ayers returns Friday 02nd September on Channel 5.