Meet the Bald Explorer

Richard Vobes is the Bald Explorer
Care for a cuppa?

Film maker and amateur historian, Richard Vobes is enthusiastically exploring Britain’s great heritage, traditions and legends. This website is the deposit for his findings whether a blog, or as photos or as a series of documentary videos. Recently the Bald Explorer has been picked up by the Community Channel, a television station broadcasting on Sky 359, Virgin Media 233, Freeview 87 and BT Vision.
Cycling Around Britain
I am on my bike exploring this fabulous country

Many people who live in this wonderful land take it for granted and forget there are at least two thousand years of fascinating stories to tell. We can walk down the high street of most towns and actually stride past a 900 year old church, a 600 year old timber framed house and 300 year old Georgian mansion without ever batting an eye.
Look no Paddle
Who says I am a drifter?

If you are fascinated by the Roman’s, Norman Castles, the Smugglers of the Kentish Coast, Highwaymen, or the restoration of the old canals, then there is something for you. Keep returning for more updates and videos, including features looking behind the scenes of how the programmes are made.

You can follow me on Google+ or Twitter @BaldExplorer or @Vobes and check out the Facebook page.

7 Replies to “Meet the Bald Explorer”

  1. Have certainly enjoyed the video featuring Rye and our own Jo Kirkham and am looking forward to viewing others in your series. Congrats. Will mention The Bald Explorer, with link, on our site.

    Jean Floyd, Webmaster Rye Museum

  2. Love It Proper Job.
    I moved to the US in 2002 from East Sussex Chailey to be precise I still miss the UK.
    And these bring back happy memories.

  3. I bumped into the show on Community. I think its great. I love seeing outdoors in the UK. Also its not an over produced program, and is not a ‘show’. I spent quite a while camping around Iden and particularly enjoyed the one on Martello towers and Military canal. Stephen Britt – Herstmonceux. Ps smuggling should include the Drummer boy ghost of Herstmonceux Castle. Have a visit to Hastings caves to find why.

    1. Thanks so much for your reply, Stephen. I am not sure if I had replied to this comment not, but if I didn’t, thanks again. Very much appreciated. I will go and find out about the drummer boy at once!

  4. Dear Bald Explrer, Richard,
    I’m very gratefull to you, for your fine documentaries.

    I’m an “England lover”; of your history, landscapes, towns, country and people.
    I feel me fine, only when my feet are on your sacre soil, and when I can breathing your “atmosfere”.

    So, you give me some oxigen trought yours services, and you allow to me just to feel me in England, for an half a hour, at least.

    Yours reportages are beautifull, very professional, and very interesting for me.

    I know very well your history, I’m older than you, but there is just something to learn from you.

    Well done!

    With my compliments, and regards from Italy.


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