Exploring The Hockley Viaduct near Winchester, Hampshire.

Exploring The Hockley Viaduct near Winchester, Hampshire.

Today I am meeting Craig Emerson, an amateur railway buff, and he is showing me the Hockey Viaduct near Winchester in Hampshire. The viaduct, originally called the Shawford Viaduct, was built in the late 1880s by the London and South Western Railway (LSWR). It provided a link over the River Itchen and water meadows, from […]

Exploring Churches – St Andrew’s in Beddingham, East Sussex

Exploring Churches - St Andrew's in Beddingham, East Sussex

I love exploring the old downland churches. Today I have travelled to Beddingham, a tiny Hamlet off the 27/A26 roundabout between Lewes and Newhaven in East Sussex. What started out as a small wooden Saxon church and the a Royal Minster, became a Norman church with later extensions. Made primarily of local flint, with a […]

The Purple Heather of the Lord’s Piece

The Purple Heather of the Lord's Piece

Today I am walking through the Barlavington Estate on a wonderful heathland called Lord’s Piece. It is sited close to Fittleworth and Duncton in West Sussex. There is not only beautiful purple heather to wander through, but yellow flowering gorse, rowan trees and oak. A magical place for wildlife, such as ground nesting birds. In […]