Exploring St Nicholas Church in Arundel, West Sussex


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 on the pillars, the amazing stone carved pulpit, the Anglican nave and altar and the private Catholic chapel that belongs exclusively to the Duke of Norfolk; all within the same building.

To find out more, check out the web site: http://www.stnicholas-arundel.co.uk/

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Behind The Scenes for the week commencing 11th Nov 2018


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 a gift and I bought a new table.

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The Murdered Sailor on Gibbet Hill


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 Hall, Cynthia Walder helps Julia Hartley and me to unravel the mystery. Hope you enjoy the video.

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Exploring Friday Street in the Surrey Hills


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 Matthew Holdsworth as we explore this remarkable wooded landscape.

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Exploring Leith Hill Tower on the Surrey Hills


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 among the collection of skyscrapers in London.

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Exploring Leith Hill and the Greensand Way in Surrey


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 and Chart Hills.

Leith Hill is a wooded hill 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) to the south west of Dorking, Surrey, England. It reaches 294 metres (965 ft) above sea level, the highest point on the Greensand Ridge, and is the second highest point in south-east England.

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