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Podcast: A Day on the Canals

Have you ever wondered what it is like to spend a day on the canals in this country? In the prelude for the filming of the next Bald Explorer outing exploring the Shrewsbury and Newport Canal I thought it would be nice to delve into the old podcasts. Back in 2005, the Vobes staff went […]

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Podcast: The Bluebell Railway

Richard Vobes, the Bald Explorer and his occasional partner in crime, Jimmy Hastell, popped to the Bluebell Railway in East Sussex, to find out some of its history and experience travelling on old steam streams. Having recently shot an episode of the Bald Explorer around Petworth that featured Pullman Carriages, it was nice to revisit […]

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A Walk Around Shrewsbury

I feel quite silly posting this very naive audio walk around the country town of Shropshire. I recorded this quite a few years ago when I first met my friend Harriet and together we took a stroll around the town. I now know so much more about Shrewsbury, its history, its people, the coaching inns, […]

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Podcast: Brighton Explored!

Brighthelmstone as it was originally called is down on the Sussex coast and a holiday destination for thousands upon thousands each year. You might have popped down from London for a naughty weekend, a swim in the water or a stick of candyfloss. Many still do. This time, the Bald Explorer is in Brighton. Richard […]

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Podcast: A walk over the Black Mountains

Recently, Harriet, my walking friend and I, took a trip to Hay on Wye to explore the town and its famous bookshops. Before we got there, we decided to take have a walk over the famous Black Mountains and record a podcast. I couldn’t find a reason way this range of hills as so known, […]

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Podcast Walk: Hope Bowdler.

Harriet and Richard pop out for a walk in the July sunshine in Shropshire. This time they are exploring the delights of Hope Bowdler, which is near Church Stretton and close to Caer Caradoc. To quote Wikipedia: Hope Bowdler Hill rises to the north of the village, with a number of summits, the three tallest […]

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