Exploring Offa’s Dyke with Harriet and Lola

Offa's Dyke Path is a long-distance footpath following closely the Wales–England border.

Today I am exploring a small section of Offa’s Dyke near Montgomery on the English/Welsh border. Harriet and Lola have joined me. It is a walk we have done before. Offa’s Dyke Path is a long-distance footpath following closely the Wales–England border. Opened in 1971, it is one of Britain’s National Trails and draws walkers …

Behind the Scene of the Bald Explorer – 18-24th Nov 2018

Behind the scenes

Another snap shot of the life of the Bald Explorer, aka, Richard Vobes, and what he and his team get up to in between producing videos. This week, I am strolling along Offa’s Dyke near Montgomery on the Welsh and English border with Harriet and Lola; I am prowling the ruins of an ancient church …

Exploring Shermanbury Church in West Sussex

Exploring Shermanbury Church in West Sussex

Today I am shown around St Giles in Shermanbury by the very knowledgeable Richard Putnam. The Anglican church of St. Giles is well away from the modern roads, approached along a tree-lined bridleway leading to Shermanbury Place, east of the Brighton road. A small church is mentioned in the Domesday Book, but the present structure …

A jaunt around Montgomery Castle in Wales

A jaunt around Montgomery Castle in Wales

Today I am in Montgomeryshire and I am here to look at the splendid ruins of the castle that It sits high above the market town of Montgomery. I am joined by Harriet and Lola. Having been here before many years ago, we are keen to refresh our memories and learn more about the stunning …

Harriet, Lola and I go to Montgomery in Wales

Harriet, Lola and I go to Montgomery in Wales

I have teamed up yet again with the lovely Harriet and Lola to explore the wonderful town of Montgomery in Wales. As well as the fabulous Georgian square, proud town hall, amazing views, we are hunting out two curiosities which fascinate me. The first is the Robber’s Grave with its peculiar legend. The second is …

Exploring Shrewsbury Castle in Shropshire with Harriet and Lola

Exploring Shrewsbury Castle in Shropshire with Harriet and Lola

I am up in Shropshire to meet up with Harriet and her dachshund, Lola. We are exploring Shrewsbury Castle, originally a stronghold built by Roger de Montgomery and later reworked by Thomas Telford. I am keen to visit Laura’s Tower, or should that be bower? She was the daughter of Sir William Pulteney. The little …