A SCOTTISH comedian will take a look at the Lake District in a new Channel 5 TV series next Friday (January 15) at 8pm.

Susan Calman’s Grand Day Out is a travel show which follows the adventures of the former corporate lawyer, who's previously worked at the United Nations and America's Death Row, as she tours different regions of the UK in her vintage camper van.

In episode two next Friday (January 15), Susan goes on a whistle-stop tour of The Lakes.

She'll began her 142 mile journey just south of Penrith, travelling down through the lakes, before heading west to finish near Keswick.

Along the way she meets the people and visits the places that make this part of Britain unique.

According to the billing: "Just like the Great Barrier Reef, the Grand Canyon and Macchu Pichu, she discovers that this area of outstanding natural beauty is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

"The Lake District is overflowing with stunning scenery; around each new corner a glorious valley reveals itself and at the top of every pass she’s rewarded with a breath-taking view across lakes and fells.

"As Susan takes to the road to enjoy this wonderful part of Britain, she’ll enjoy the highs, and sometimes lows, of getting her van up some of Britain’s steepest roads, like the infamous Honister Pass.

"On Ullswater, Susan gets a chance to take charge of the oldest working passenger vessel in the world, the Lady of the Lake.

"Then she heads to Beatrix Potter country to find out more about the author’s love of The Lake District and discover its native variety of sheep, The Herdwick.

"Next, it’s off to Windermere’s model boat club for a race before visiting the spooky Muncaster Castle.

"Finally, she enjoys the view from the heritage Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway."

For information: www.channel5.com/show/susan-calmans-grand-days-out