Out and about

I love to explore. Castles, country houses, ruins, piers, gardens, beaches, nuclear sites, the list is endless…

Listed below are just a few of countless places I have visited over the years. Most are in Kent and Sussex, two counties I have lived in for over half a century. I shall add more as I swan around the country looking for new and different locations.

Please note: due to the internet's limitless coverage on just about everything, my descriptions are short and sweet. My photographs, I hope, will do the destinations more justice. Many are owned by the National Trust or English Heritage. See their websites and numerous others for full details of opening times, admission charges, etc.

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Rochester Cathedral, Kent

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Winchelsea Museum, East Sussex

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Battle Abbey, East Sussex

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Petworth House, Mid Sussex

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Portchester Castle, Hampshire

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Winchester Cathedral, Hampshire

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Brede Steam Giants, East Sussex

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Eastbourne Redoubt, East Sussex

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Lancing College Chapel, Sussex

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St Thomas' church, Winchelsea, Sx

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Samphire Hoe, Kent

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Bayham Old Abbey, Kent

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Sound Mirrors, Kent

SCOTNEY CASTLE

Scotney Castle, Kent

St Leonard's Church Ossuary, Hythe, Kent

St Leonard's Ossuary, Kent

Goodwin Sands

Goodwin Sands, Kent

BALCOMBE VIADUCT

Balcombe Viaduct, West Sussex

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Walmer Castle, Kent

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Eastbourne Lighthouse, E. Sussex

BODIAM CASTLE

Bodiam Castle, East Sussex

Red Sands Forts from the Waverley

Red Sands Forts – offshore

SISSINGHURST CASTLE

Sissinghurst Castle, Kent

Waverley Paddle Steamer

Waverley Paddle Steamer

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Leas Lift, Folkestone, Kent

DUNGENESS BEACH

Dungeness, Kent

KINGS WOOD

Kings Wood, Kent

MULBERRY HARBOUR

Mulberry Harbour, Kent

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Hastings Country Park, E. Sussex

RYE HARBOUR

Rye Harbour, East Sussex

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St Mary's, Little Chart, Kent

BROOMHILL SANDS

Broomhill Sands, East Sussex

KINGSWEAR CASTLE

Kingswear Castle Paddle Steamer

Southend Pier, Essex

Southend Pier, Essex

Orford Ness, Suffolk

Orford Ness, Suffolk

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Paycocke's House, Essex

Northey Island, Essex

Northey Island, Essex

thehiker: a walking, hiking, trekking, rough camping, mountain biking, canoeing, climbing, abseiling, parachuting, paragliding, photographing, outdoor loving, sea fishing, shoreline exploring, wheelchair pushing, mushroom hunting, wildlife spotting, wine drinking, foreign travelling and not very good at cooking, vagabond.