In Search of Sussex – In Which I Find the Source of the Poynings Stream

In Search of Sussex - In Which I Find the Source of the Poynings Stream

I am following in the footsteps of Arthur Stanley Cooke, author of Off The Beaten Track, a book about Sussex published a hundred years ago. In this episode I am approaching the rural village of Poynings from Devil’s Dyke. I seek out the source of its water, look for the old water mill and mill […]

The Quest For England: In Which I Take A Walk Along The Dyke Railway Trail

In Which I Take A Walk Along The Dyke Railway Trail

As a footnote to the main video in which I recently visited the beauty spot on the Sussex South Downs known as the Devil’s Dyke, I take a walk along the Victorian built Dyke Railway Trail. There is a path, now tarmacked, along which steam locomotives and carriages full of day trippers, once travelled up […]

In Search of Arthur Stanley Cooke Author of Off The Beaten Track

In Search of Arthur Stanley Cooke Author of Off The Beaten Track

In today’s episode, I thought I would go in search of the author that I have been following of late. One hundred years ago he wrote Off The Beaten Track, a celebration of walks in his beloved county of Sussex. But who was the man? How much do we know? And what tragedy befell him […]

The Quest For England – In Which I Follow An Ancient Track to Portslade

The Quest For England - In Which I Follow An Ancient Track to Portslade

In today’s episode, I continue to explore the ‘Port’s Road’, the ancient track that passes through Hangleton and Portslade. The Iron Age trackway passes Hangleton Manor, where Arthur Stanley Cooke, the author of Off the Beaten Track, started his walk in Chapter 4 of his book that I am following. To understand the area better […]