A Stamp Around Box Hill Fort in Surrey

A Stamp Around Box Hill Fort in Surrey

I have met up with my old mate, Matthew Holdsworth, to explore Box Hill Fort in Surrey. The Old Fort is one of 13 mobilisation centres (known collectively as the London Defence Positions) built in the 1890s to protect London from invasion from continental Europe.] The six acre site of the fort was originally purchased …

A Scramble Up Box Hill in Surrey

A Scramble Up Box Hill in Surrey

Today I am climbing the steep slope of Box Hill, a summit of the North Downs in Surrey, approximately 19 miles south-west of London. The hill takes its name from the ancient box woodland found on the steepest west-facing chalk slopes overlooking the River Mole. The western part of the hill is owned and managed …

Pony Walk in Small Dole, Nr Henfield, West Sussex

Pony Walk in Small Dole

The lovely Julia Hartley and myself are taking a stroll in Small Dole, near Henfield in West Sussex. The object, to get down to the river Adur. We don’t quite make that but we do discover some fabulous ponies on the way. Julia is in her element. My videos are funded 100% by people like …

A Stroll Through Tottington Woods in West Sussex

Tottington Woods

Julia and and I are out for a woodland walk. We visit Tottington Wood in Small Dole near Henfield in West Sussex This wood is a very good example of a semi-ancient woodland dating back to at least 1600 and contains a fine example of an oak tree thought to be between 250 to 300 …

Behind the Scenes for 23rd -29th September 2018

Behind the Scenes

My mother died this week, which sadly puts a downer on some of the posts, but Julia kept me upbeat when filming in Tottington Woods. Previously you had to be a patron a Patron of The Bald Explorer to receive the behind-the-scenes video of the week’s activities. It is now made public for all. Another …

A Chat with the Friends of Centurion Way (audio podcast)

Centurion Way

Centurion Way is a cycle route between Chichester and West Dean following the line of part of the disused Chichester to Midhurst Railway. A tarmacked path that enabling all members of the public access, not only on bikes but disability scooters, to use it. The path is under threat. I wanted to find out more …