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Susan Calman’s Grand Day Out | Series 4 Preview (Channel 5)

Susan steers campervan Helen to some amazing corners of the UK, from the coast of Cornwall to the Glens of Antrim, and from the Shropshire hills to the stunning Cumbrian fells.

Susan starts her adventure in style, heading to the very edge of England and the especially beautiful south Cornish Coast. With its blue shimmering waters, its picturesque villages and lush gardens, Susan can’t get enough of this wonderous county.

Her adventure starts at the most southerly point of Britain on the Lizard peninsula, where Susan explores the coast by kayak to see the dramatic scenery up close. Bolstered by a quick bite of the local hevva cake, she takes to the water. She’s expecting a gentle paddle, but the Cornish coast has other ideas…

Moving on, Susan heads to Penzance, where she discovers its striking art deco saltwater Jubilee Pool. She hears how it was nearly destroyed, but can see just how successfully it has been saved.

It’s even playing host to local group of synchronised swimmers today, and Susan can’t resist the temptation to join them. Next, it’s off to one of the most famous landmarks in Cornwall, the magical St Michael’s Mount. Only accessible on foot during low tide for four hours a day, this island attracts more than 300,000 tourists each year.

She drives Helen onto the Bodinnick Ferry — an adventure in itself — which takes her the short journey across the River Fowey to where world-renowned writer Daphne du Maurier set her most famous works, Rebecca and The Birds, immortalised by Alfred Hitchcock. Susan gets to tick one off her bucket list at the incredible Eden Project, home to the world’s largest indoor rainforest.

Susan isn’t known for her love of heights, but she feels brave enough to reach the summit of the eco-dome for a sensational view. It’s quite a trek, but when she looks out over the lush green forest, she’s glad she made the effort. In Falmouth, she meets some enthusiastic marine biologists who are scouting out the sealife.

Apparently, there is such a thing as a ‘rockpool battle’ and Susan is here to win. Then, in a final celebration of this beautiful part of the world, Susan gets to join the shanty group ACapella Moonshine. They put their own spin on some old maritime classics and have a special new composition just for Susan.

Susan Calman's Grand Day Out returns Friday 21st October on Channel 5.


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