Arundel – A Reduced History From The Normans To The Norfolks

I’ve done a six-mile walk, from Arundel to Stoke, and now I must return, to the company of folk, I walk along a tunnel, of ferns and tall lithe trees, […]

Arundel – A Circular Walk To South Stoke And Back

As my train approaches, the town of Arundel, the outline of its castle, casts me under a spell, My train is now a carriage, accompanied by knights, wooded dales stand […]

Blenheim – The Grand Old Dukes of Marlborough, Part II

“Oh the grand old Dukes of Marlborough, they had acres of land, they built a palace oh so grand, and appointed Lancelot, and when he was done, he was done, […]

Blenheim – The Grand Old Dukes of Marlborough, Part I

In a town along the Danube, in the depth of Bavaria, a man scrawls a note on the back of a tavern bill. It says “I have not time to […]

Sonning to Reading – Back to Prose and Reading

Having made it from Shiplake to Lower Shiplake, I must now get to Reading, my nearest station at 4 miles away. But I’m not complaining, as it promises to be […]

Ship Lake to Sonning – Simply Poetry By The River

To follow in his steps, and write in rhyme perhaps, his poems are inspiring, my trip not least exciting, for I am now in paradise, In less than 60 minutes […]

Claygate – The Clay Beneath My Feet

I arrive in Claygate, and with that into the exciting world of clay. London Clay, as the name implies, lies underneath much of London. Where it transitions into the sandier […]

Ashtead – Get Me to the Hall on Time

I hadn’t even heard of Ashtead until a fortnight ago. I’m here because of an invitation to a Malaysian feast, in aid of charity and to celebrate Eid. Lunch is […]