West Sussex

Explore West Sussex – Quick Travel Guide

Sussex was one of the first Anglo-Saxon kingdoms in Britain and its name means ‘land of the south Saxons’. Sitting on the south coast of England, West Sussex is a quiet county of small towns and picturesque villages. Here you’ll find beautiful countryside, coastal retreats, and mysterious tales and legends of days gone by. West …

Explore West Sussex – Quick Travel Guide Read More »

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 …

South Downs Clouds Time Lapse Video Read More »

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 …

Storrington Time Lapse Clouds 4K Video. Read More »

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 …

Just An Ordinary 40 Mile Walk Read More »

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 …

Steyning Bowl Time Lapse Videos Read More »

Poppies at Blackpatch Covert

Springtime was very much over, the bright yellow fields of rapeseed all but vanished from the South Downs National Park. Swaying fields of wheat, a contrasting lush green under hot yellow summer sun now covered the landscape. Splattered like random giant paint drops, amongst these fields of green were vivid red poppies, emerging from the disturbed …

Poppies at Blackpatch Covert Read More »

Walking The Wey South Path

Disused canals normally conjure up images of discarded shopping trolleys and part submerged cars. The semi-restored Wey and Arun canal offers walkers the chance to get right amongst nature and couldn’t be any more removed from the stereotype. Billingshurst to Houghton Bridge Explore the South Downs without the car. A station to station canal walk. In …

Walking The Wey South Path Read More »

Video: Kithurst Hill Spring Views

Overlooking the West Sussex village of Storrington is Kithurst Hill, rising to a summit of 213 metres / 699 feet. From close to the South Downs Way there are dramatic views west, north and east. With rolling hills towards the south. Kithurst Hill, South Downs National Park There are several steep footpaths leading from Greyfriars Lane, Storrington …

Video: Kithurst Hill Spring Views Read More »

Arundel Park – Discovering Hiorne Tower

A 19.6 mile circular walk to Arundel Park West Sussex, following the River Arun south from Houghton Bridge. It would be a new walking route for me once south of Houghton. 7.47am Monday morning. I remember the exact time because I glanced at the clock as I was gathering up my hiking gear. I thought to myself …

Arundel Park – Discovering Hiorne Tower Read More »

Houghton Ancient Circular Walk

Houghton in West Sussex makes an ideal starting location for a South Downs circular walk. The railway station is within easy walking distance of the South Downs Way (SDW) and other long distance walking trails, such as the Monarch’s Way. Houghton to Eartham Wood Circular Walk If you do intend travelling to Houghton by train, make …

Houghton Ancient Circular Walk Read More »

South Downs Churchill Tank – Sleeping Giant

High up on the South Downs in West Sussex, a short walk from Kithurst Hill car park, surrounded by peaceful fields, wildlife and crops, sits a now silent giant. A beast of a man-made machine. Over 75 years ago this area of the South Downs, rising above Storrington, Cootham and Parham House would have been a …

South Downs Churchill Tank – Sleeping Giant Read More »

Chanctonbury Ring Long Ancient Shadows

The South Downs of Sussex are legendary. People travel for miles to enjoy the rolling hills, chalk cliffs and rich history. The area abounds with tall tales and legends, from Roman Roads to the Devil himself. I planned a walk from the busy village of Storrington to Chanctonbury Ring, West Sussex and back, some 12.5 miles …

Chanctonbury Ring Long Ancient Shadows Read More »