the hiker’s biggest climb

Over the coming weeks thehiker.co.uk is being updated. Being more suited to going up than uploading, this should be a tough challenge. I will see you on the other side!

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Paycocke’s House, Essex

When you walk into Paycocke’s House, Coggeshall, Essex you are stepping back 500 years in time. This fantastic Tudor mansion tells its own story of how the wealthy lived five centuries ago. Central heating wouldn’t go amiss though! Discover Paycocke’s House

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Orford Ness, Suffolk

Step back into a time of mystery and intrigue and visit the MoD ‘ruins’ at Orford Ness. Not just for history buffs, this shingle spit is a haven for nature lovers too. Orford Ness – don’t leave the designated paths!  

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Northey Island, Essex

Only two hours’ drive from Kent & Sussex is the lovely county of Essex. Full of pretty, historic villages and a delightful coastline, it’s a great place to explore. Northey Island is just one gem in its crown.

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On top of Great Britain

Scotland is home to the highest peak in Great Britain. At 1,345m it is not to be taken lightly. In October 2015, I managed to summit for a second time. Ben Nevis photos

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Outdoor visitors book

Next time you are strolling through Hastings Country Park look out for the visitors names etched in the sandstone. I managed to find some over 60 years old. Hastings Country Park graffiti

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Red Sands Forts, Thames Estuary

Fancy two adventures for the price of one? If yes, take a trip of the Waverley Paddle Steamer to see the iconic Red Sands Forts in the Thames Estuary. Kids of all ages will love it. Red Sands Forts

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Cataracts of Hastings Country Park

The winter downpours have created some wonderful ‘cataracts’ in Hastings Country Park. If you venture forth, take some wellies the going is treacherous. Click the link for more photos. Hastings Country Park Waterfalls

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Kilimanjaro trek

In August 2015, I managed to summit the mighty Mt Kilimanjaro 5895m and its smaller neighbour, Mt Meru 4566m, both in Tanzania. If you wish to know more, hike over to trekphoto.co.uk for a quick ascent of the highest peak in Africa. Mt Kilimanjaro and Mt Meru

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