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I’ve just finished reading…

By thehiker | Nov 26, 2018

Lone Rider Elspeth Beard This is a very engaging tale of a hardy, resourceful ‘woman’ biker who was decades ahead of her time. If like me you are an ex-biker this is the sort of journey you wish you’d attempted. Travelling across the globe in 1982 via America, Australia, Asia and Europe on her trusty…

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Lately, I have been…

By thehiker | Nov 22, 2018

making the most of the dry, sunny weather visiting some old haunts on the South Downs above Brighton. The photogenic Jack and Jill windmills radiated against a background of azure, whilst the gleaming Chattri dome beckoned travellers to rest awhile. Views from the South Downs Way towards Ditchling always deliver, I never get tired of…

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I’ve just finished reading…

By thehiker | Nov 4, 2018

Land of the Dawn-Lit Mountains Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent An epic tale discovering the mysteries of Arunachal Pradesh, northern India, on a  Hero Impulse and shanks’s pony, this book makes for a great ride and read. Personal, geographical, political and humorous, this adventure illustrates our constantly changing world and our own human fragilities. Sometimes I got lost…

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A nice pair of piles

By thehiker | Oct 12, 2018

Lamb House and Ightham Moat; two distinctly different houses but both steeped with history, stories and celebrity. We managed to visit both over one weekend to savour the waning summer warmth. Lamb House is a green oasis and Ightham Moat a living dream that will never come true. Photos: Lamb House and Ightham Moat.

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Royal Military Canal walk

By thehiker | Oct 2, 2018

Personally, I think this lovely, easy, scenic walk is disregarded by many because it does not have the ranking of say the North and South Downs Way. It’s not long or tough enough to bother with, not one of the ‘greats’. But this attitude does come with a silver lining; the path is peaceful, tranquil…

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thehiker.co.uk

By thehiker | Sep 18, 2018

After much cursing, headaches and the odd tantrum, thehiker.co.uk has finally been revamped, tweaked and simplified. Now easier to read on mobiles and tablets, I shall be posting more content until the bandwidth can take no more. My site is all about getting away from the entrapments of modern electrical living and going outside, exploring, although obviously,…

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