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The Long Man Brewery

The Bald Explorer likes walking and drinking beer. It isn’t wise to do them both at the same time, but occasionally, one can lead to another! In a sneak preview to the recent filming, the Bald Explorer visits the Long Man Brewery in Litlington, in East Sussex. A fabulous young brewery with enthusiasm, dedication and […]

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The Bald Explorer is back …

Shooting has begun on the new series of mini episodes of the Bald Explorer. To begin with Richard is in Sussex on the south coast of Great Britain, seeking as ever the unusual and quirky. There are so many hidden gems in the British countryside, a lot are overlooked or ignored. The Bald Explorer’s job […]

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Trip to Shrewsbury Prison

It is rare to take a peek inside a prison, unless you’ve broken the law, of course, and the tour of Shrewsbury Gaol, the Dana, was a fascinating insight to how a prison was run from 1900s to present day. The prison dominates the Shrewsbury landscape and when in operation would have been a permanent […]

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New Bald Explorer on Community Channel

Since October 2012, the home of the Bald Explorer has been on the Community Channel, a digital TV station on Freeview, BT Vision, Virgin and Sky. It has been a personal thrill for me to discover the programme popping up in the broadcast schedules throughout the year and, as a result, receiving the lovely feedback […]

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Help Make the Next Programme!

So it’s 2014 and the Bald Explorer is polishing his head and getting his walking boots out the cupboard for another year of exploring the British landscape. He will be winding up the clockwork mechanism on his camera and getting out to make another set of programmes for you to enjoy. The next place I […]

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Ten Things You May Not Know About The Bald Explorer

Ten Things You May Not Know About Richard Vobes, AKA The Bald Explorer … 1. Richard lives in Worthing in West Sussex, close to Brighton on the south coast of England. His house is often referred to as the ‘Pink House’ due to the colour. He would love to paint an old map of England […]

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