The Hiker

Urban and wilderness explorer

A beach combing, metal detecting, bottle dump diving, magnet fishing, mudlarking hobo.

Metal Detecting Front

To all landowners: a polite request. I am looking for permission to metal detect on land surrounding the Hastings and Battle areas. Responsible and honest, I shall always be forthcoming with any major finds. If you are interested in discovering what might be laying in wait to be found, please email me at Many thanks, Phil

Step away from the TV, internet and phone and see something real for a change. You can upload it later, like me.

Don't go bonkers, go for a walk. It's now prescribed with bird watching and sitting on beaches. Finally, they've worked it out.

Our world is a curious place. Happy, sad, kind and nasty. Trying new things is one way to keep the brain demons away.

Dictated to by the clock, pressurised by work, commitments to family. Sometimes it's nice just to get away from it all.

The Hiker blog – a mishmash of thoughts, experiences, hopes and dreams. Work in progress but then so is Brexit…

Beating cancer at 19 made me realise one thing: life is not a ready made meal, you have to make your own to your recipe.