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  • Day69

    Littlehampton England

    July 23, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    Well we are back in Old Blighty! Easyjet landed at their usual 60 minutes late into Gatwick. We have left the sandy beaches of the med behind. Outside a balmy 31 degrees today and Littlehampton beach is crowded with handkerchief hatted men and bodies of all shapes and sizes. Our long time friends Andrew and Jenny Hubbard picked us up and took us to their beach house at Littlehampton. We went to Chichester today, parked in the boat marina and walked some distance to the Crown and Anchor pub for a lovely lunch. The weather was warm and sunny and fields ripe with wheat. It's very peaceful here...the sea air at the coastal town is refreshing, the seagulls fly overhead and the long days and short nights somehow seem more northern. A heat wave has hit the area the last few days and today is predicted to peak at 37°.Read more

  • Day7

    Chichester

    September 17 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    Originally an old Roman town, Chichester is now a cathedral city. The thick Roman walls have been replaced by thinner medieval walls built on their foundations.

    Formerly kown as the Cathedral Church of the Holy Trinity, Chichester Cathedral was established in 1075. It has a beautiful interior and a guide pointed out the Arundel Tomb to us; this is unusual as there are two figures lying side by side - the Earl of Arundel and his second wife, Eleanor - and is commemorated in a famous Philip Larkin poem. There are also Roman mosaic remains on view in the cathedral. We explore the Bishop's Garden before walking to the city centre.

    Here, the Roman nature of the city is further confirmed by the NS and WE roads from the city gates meeting; the Chichester Cross now stands at this central point - this is where the market used to be held.

    Rejoining the city walls we reach Priory Park which houses the remains of Chichester Castle; originally built in 1154 only the motte remains today. Close to it is the Guildhall, a fine example of 13th century architecture (apparently).
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  • Day8

    Weald and Downland Living Museum

    September 18 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    Stopping here on our journey to Midhurst, we find a large site covering 40 acres and surrounded by beautiful South Downs countryside. The Living Museum has over 50 historic buildings from South East England that were all threatened with destruction and have been dismantled, conserved and rebuilt in their historical context.

    We see houses from many periods, old stables, a working woodyard, a market square area and a craft and industries section. Not forgetting the modern Downland Gridshell, a lightweight structure made of oak laths.

    The Living Museum is also the venue for a popular BBC2 programme, "The Repair Shop", in which a team of conservators breath new life into old household treasures that viewers bring in for their consideration, comment and possible rejuvenation.
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  • Day9

    Midhurst

    September 19 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☁️ 17 °C

    A random choice of a central place to stay close to the Living Museum turns out to be a stroke of good fortune. The market town of Midhurst is very much still a Tudor town; it lies on the River Rother and is an extremely interesting place to visit.

    Within a short walk of the town centre is Cowdray House; albeit in ruins, it was one of England's great Tudor houses but destroyed by an unfortunate accident in 1793. Henry VIII and his daughter Elizabeth both stayed there as monarchs.

    Carrying on with our town walk, we climb up St Anne's Hill to see the foundations of St Anne's Castle, all that remain now; the castle was originally a Norman earth and timber ringwork fortress that was converted to a stone and mortar manor house in 1160. South Pond, as it is known locally now, was originally the castle fishpond.

    Walking north into the town from the pond, we see the Anglican Church of St Mary Magdalene and St Denys.
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  • Day9

    South Downs National Park; Midhurst area

    September 19 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☁️ 21 °C

    The New Lipchis Way is a walking trail that links Chichester Harbour, a large natural harbour area south west of Chichester, with Liphook, a large village in East Hamphire. It passes through the heart of the South Downs National Park, including Midhurst where we link up with it as it passes through a pretty section of the Rother Valley. We join at the weir and follow the route along the river through Woolbeding Parkland to a bridge, where we cross and follow the river north. We pass Stedham Mill and the magnificent Stedham House. We leave this trail at Iping and cross the A272 to get to Iping and Stedham Common, where we link up with the next trail.

    The Serpent Trail is appropriately named; it runs from Petersfield to Haslemere; 11 miles apart as the crow flies, yet the trail is 64 miles long! The Common is managed sandy heathland and we cross it to reach Woolmer Bridge where we pass through the Severals Woods en route to Midhurst. Next morning, we pick up the trail across Midhurst Common and then follow Pitsham Lane to Cocking Causeway. Here we see a large obelisk, which turns out to be a memorial to Richard Cobden; he was born locally and as a Victorian MP, reformer and statesman was involved with the Corn Laws. The memorial states "Free Trade, Peace, Goodwill Among Nations" - still topical. We carry on down Dunford Hollow and reach the neglected Dunford House - this was built by the same Richard Cobden and gifted by him to the YMCA Charity on condition it was used for educational purposes. It is now, controversially, up for sale..... We leave the Serpent Trail after walking along the Goldbslls Plantation and proceed back to Midhurst - this is with the New Lipchis Trail again - along the outskirts of the Cowdray Estate.
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  • Day73

    Warninglid Village

    July 27, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌧 16 °C

    We visited this glorious English village today on the way up to London from the southern coast. It possesses all the ingredients of a rural village with English flair and personalised front doors. The bridge is compete with water lily splendour.Read more

  • Day2

    Reisetag

    June 19, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Heute war eigentlich nur fahren angesagt. Dann lag aber auf dem Weg ein Haufen Steine, der nach Besichtigung schrie. Also am Straßenrand parken, 2 km durch Schaf- und Kuhwiesen zum Cumber Castle. Besichtigung war allerdings nur von außen möglich, da die Saison noch nicht angefangen hat.

    Dann weiter nach Eastborne. Bei Zizzi (!) etwas gegessen (und überlebt 😬). Ein kurzer Stadtbummel, Foto vom sehr schönen Pier und dann ab zur Unterkunft in Selsey, vorbei an Arundel (haben wir letztes Jahr schon besichtigt).

    Die AirBnB Unterkunft ist wieder mal sehr schön.

    Von hier aus starten wir dann in den nächsten Tagen unsere Ausflüge in dieser wunderschöne Gegend.
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  • Day4

    Chichester

    June 21, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    In Chichester haben wir uns die Innenstadt angeschaut, bei "Ask Italian" etwas gegessen (sehr lecker) und die Chichester Cathedral besichtigt. Hier wird gerade renoviert, so das Teild davon eingerüstet sind. Trotzddm sehr beeindruckend.Read more

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