Exploring St Nicholas Church in Arundel, West Sussex

St Nicholas Church, Arundel

Today it is my pleasure to meet John Berkshire, one of the stewards of St Nicholas Church in Arundel in West Sussex, John very kindly agreed to show me some of the many curious artifacts to be found in the well cared for church on offer for the visitor.These include the curious witches circles scratched …

Behind The Scenes for the week commencing 11th Nov 2018

Behind the Scenes

Take a look at what goes on when we are not filming the Bald Explorer. The Behind the Scenes episode charts the week and explains in a light-hearted way the daily doings of the people behind the channel. I hope you enjoy it. This week I have been to Shermanbury, Shrewsbury Castle, Biddenden. Julia received …

The Murdered Sailor on Gibbet Hill

The Murdred Sailor on Gibbet Hill near Hindhead, Surrey

I am on the trail of the poor sailor who was set upon and killed by three assailants on the old London to Portsmouth Road in 1786. The murderers were caught and their bodies hung in chains for all to see on the hillside adjacent to The Devils Punch-bowl close to Hindhead in Surrey. Kevin …

Exploring Friday Street in the Surrey Hills

Friday Street is a tiny hamlet deep within the Surrey Hills close to Leith Hill.

Friday Street is a tiny hamlet deep within the Surrey Hills close to Leith Hill. Buried in delightful woodland with numerous paths and public walkways, it once thrived with charcoal burners and iron works. Hammer ponds and natural springs speak of its previous history of which today there is little trace. I am accompanied by …

Exploring Leith Hill Tower on the Surrey Hills

Leith Hill Tower

Continuing our exploration of Leith Hill and the Greensand Way. Matthew Holdsworth and I are climbing up the spiral staircase of Leith Hill Tower. We find a potted history of the remarkable edifice displayed in one the rooms and a breathtaking view from the top. If you look closes your can even see the Shard …

Exploring Leith Hill and the Greensand Way in Surrey

Exploring Leith Hill

Today I am with Matthew Holdsworth in search of the Greensand Way and the wonderful tower atop of Leith Hill in Surrey. The Greensand Way is a long distance path of 108 miles (174 km) in southeast England, from Haslemere in Surrey to Hamstreet in Kent. It follows the Greensand Ridge along the Surrey Hills …