Following the River Ouse Around Shortbridge, near Uckfield

Following the River Ouse Around Shortbridge, near Uckfield

I am out for another walk on the Sussex Footpaths looking at the heritage, landscape and nature of this fabulous country. This time I am exploring the area west of Uckfield, close to Piltdown. It’s wet and muddy and some paths restricted, but the scenery is glorious and the countryside breathtaking. I start at a […]

St Giles Church in Coldwaltham and the 2000 Old Yew Tree

St Giles Church in Coldwaltham and the 2000 Old Yew Tree

Today I am visiting a lovely church in West Sussex just off A29. I am joined by the lovely Cynthia Julian. The 13th century Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Giles; a rare 11th century gravestone and a simple Saxon font are present on the site. A yew tree near the north west corner […]

The Busy Vicar of Coldwaltham, near Pulborough, in West Sussex

The Busy Vicar of Coldwaltham, near Pulborough, in West Sussex

These days vicars are busy people; rushing about from church to church, serving the community and spreading the word of God. I wanted to know if it was always like that, or if the pace of life for the rural vicar was far slower in the ‘olden days’. I met up with Father Peter at […]