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 great attitude. Nestling in the South Downs, the Long Man Brewery makes beer on the site of ancient brewers. And they are ‘green’ too! With their own bore hole providing fresh water and growing their own barley for malt, it makes them a winner for brewing beer.

Find out more at their website: www.Longmanbrewery.com

Taking the Waters

Working has started on the next Bald Explorer episode. I shall be off to the Sussex and Kent border to taste the waters at the Georgian Spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells. I am working with my new cameraman, Jason Reeve, who as it happens, conveniently lives in the same town.

Like my town visits programmes I want to get to the bottom of some of the quirky and unusual historic aspects of the town, as well as trying the Chalybeate spring water with its iron health-giving properties. The programme is to be broadcast on the Community Channel, probably in the new year (2014) along with other that I have planned.

One of the lesser known facts about Royal Tunbridge Wells is the deposits of sandstone all around the area. The Kentish Weald and Sussex Downland hills are more known for their clay and chalk, but there are some very unusual rocks to explore in the area.

If you would like to support the Bald Explorer in this non-profit venture and help fund the programmes, may I direct you to the Donate Button on the right of this website. If you donate, I will make sure you get a copy of the finished programme before it is transmitted on the TV. Anything you can spare would be most welcome. Thanks very much.