Monthly Archives: July 2015

South Downs Clouds Time Lapse Video

A 70 minute original 4K HD video condensed to 5 minutes time-lapse. Filmed from Springhead Hill in the South Downs National Park, West Sussex, England.


Looking north, overlooking Parham House and Estate. On the distant horizon you can see the North Downs of Surrey and Hampshire, some 19 miles away.

If you look carefully you can see the gliders and tug aircraft taking off and landing at Parham Airfield, to the centre-right of the video.

Clouds form and vanish in the blink of an eye, constantly changing shape.

South Downs Weather Time Lapse Video

Filmed in 4K on the 25th July 2015. Select the best viewing quality on YouTube to suit your playback device. Looks great on a large screen TV. Please follow my YouTube channel for more videos from the South Downs National Park.

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South Downs Weather Photos

I’ve been walking Dave my Border Collie puppy around the fields of West Sussex most evenings, as a result I’ve seen some lovely sunsets and weather.

I thought I would share some of my June and July “weather” photos with you on this blog post. Hope you enjoy them.

South Downs Weather and Sunsets

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Eartham Wood Summer Walk

The South Downs National Park varies in landscape by the mile. Exposed flint-strewn hills, steep chalk escarpments, dense wooded slopes. My recent 24 mile walk took in all of that.

I would walk a route that I had walked before in sections but not all in one day. Recently I have been walking east, towards Steyning Bowl, Devil’s Dyke and Clayton Windmills; it was time to walk west again.

Leaving Storrington Village

I set off from Storrington, the busy and well equipped village in West Sussex. Crossing the high street noisy with leisure traffic you would be forgiven for not realising that just 1/2 a mile to the south the scene is very rural.

The boundary of the South Downs National Park crosses Greyfriars Lane and the lack of housing development is very noticeable from this point onwards.

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Storrington Time Lapse Clouds 4K Video.

45 minutes of video condensed to 90 seconds time-lapse. Filmed in 4K HD. Kithurst Hill in the South Downs National Park gives commanding views over the village of Storrington, West Sussex.

This is looking north towards the North Downs of Surrey on the far horizon. Shot on the morning of 6th July 2015.

I wonder how this view will change over the years. Will the beautiful countryside survive the property developers?

Chantry Hill Time Lapse Clouds

Clouds race across a blue summer sky. An original 43 minute video condensed to a 90 second time-lapse. Filmed from Chantry Hill in the South Downs National Park, West Sussex.

Video shot look east towards Sullington Hill and Chanctonbury Ring.

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Just An Ordinary 40 Mile Walk

“What, in one day?”, “I bet you hurt after that?”, “why?”, “I could never do that”, “Good luck”, “wishing you the very best luck”, “well done you”, “really proud of you”, “bet you felt great.”

Just some of the many comments made to me before and after my modest plan to walk 40 miles along the South Downs Way last month, June 2015.

My route was very simple, no explanation needed, leaving Storrington West Sussex at 7am and walking along the South Downs Way as far as Jack and Jill, the Clayton Windmills in East Sussex (near Ditchling Beacon) and returning the same route. A total of 40.8 miles in 15 hours to the minute.

Preparing Mentally and Physically

If you read my blog on a regular basis you will know that I walk about 12-20 miles per day-hike.

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Steyning Bowl Time Lapse Videos

Ever since I first walked to Steyning Bowl in the South Downs National Park and admired the view I had wanted to capture the scene on video, as shadows from the clouds raced across the contours of the landscape.

Monarch’s Way – Steyning, West Sussex

I parked my car at Chanctonbury Ring car park and walked east along the South Downs Way until it met a concrete track called Sopers Lane, high above the West Sussex village of Steyning. This farm track forms part of the Monarch’s Way, a 615 mile national trail. Fortunately I was only walking about half a mile of it today.

The South Downs Way path runs along the southern edge of Steyning Bowl, over Annington Hill but I think the views from the Monarch’s Way track are equally impressive;

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