Beautiful South Downs

If you love the South Downs then this two-day walk will be right up your footpath. Park in Eastbourne, follow well marked paths to Alfriston then return along the Cuckmere and Seven Sisters. Here’s how…

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Goodwin Sands, English Channel

The Goodwin Sands a few miles off the Kent coast is a magical place. The large sandbank accessible at low tide in good sea conditions, defies logic. If you’re lucky with the weather it’s simply memorable. More info…

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Walmer Castle, Kent

Built by Henry VIII after upsetting the Catholic church, Walmer Castle, Kent, with its now dry moat and semi-circular bastions, is a great place to float back in time. More info…

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UXB found on shoreline walk

I only have a few walks left and my hike around the shoreline of Kent & Sussex is complete. It’s been a wonderful adventure so far, finding shipwrecks, sea mines, fossils, sea defenses and this UXB. Pictured is a live anti-aircraft shell from WWII. The brass ring visible at the rear end indicates it has…

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Full steam ahead!

Take an unforgettable trip on the historic Waverley paddle steamer and sail into the heart of London. For details click here.

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‘Puffin Island’

Lundy Island. For a good old fashioned day out, take the MS Oldenburg to Lundy. I enjoyed it so much, I’m going back this year. More info…

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Panoramas

With the shortest daylight hours now set below the horizon, things can only get better. If, like me, you live a distance from our beautiful hills, I have uploaded some panoramas of the Lake District and Mt Snowdon to motivate for 2015. Merry Christmas one and all. the hiker

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Part 59 Kent & Sussex shoreline walk

Back along the river Thames, this time taking in its delights from Dartford Creek Barrier to Broadness Salt Marsh, Kent. A busy stretch of waterway spanned by the QEII bridge but also spotted with beach and wilderness. A great 10 miles. More info…  

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Shoreline closed

If you walk to the beach at Cuckmere Haven you will notice signs stating there is no exit from the beach at Birling Gap. This is due to the recent rock falls and demolition work on the coastguard cottages. The steps at Birling Gap are closed for access and egress. It’s a long walk back…

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