Bramber Castle is situated at the west of the tiny village of Bramber, near Steyning in West Sussex. Built by William De Braose around 1171, it was the administrative centre for the rape of Bramber.
I walk around the remains of the bailey and climb the motte, and later plunge into the defensive ditch that encircles it.
The Bald Explorer is off to explore Knepp Castle and an abandoned railway station in West Grinstead in West Sussex, near Horsham. On what was once called the Steyning Line are the remains of a railway station that once served a route between Horsham and Shoreham, but in 1960s Dr. Richard Beeching brought down his axe and chopped the line dead.
But the memory of the line is strong.