Pawprint Series: A splendid beach in West Sussex

I know I have written about it before but I am penning this as a devoted dog owner.  It being, of course, the West Wittering Estate in West Sussex and if you love a pristine, white sandy beach, then this is the place to be. Dog owners, like me, use the far end of the beach, past…

An open-air museum of historic buildings

This is one of the most intriguing of museums – effectively an open-air museum of historic buildings.  The Weald & Downland Open Air Museum in the Lavant Valley displays 50 traditional buildings in a rural landscape of 50-acres, telling the story of the men, women and children who lived and worked in them over a…

Five of the Best: Southern England’s Country Estates

Having been a recent convert to the National Trust and English Heritage, I find myself seeking out places to visit during the weekend and here are some of my favourites.  My enthusiasm, as you will see, has even led me to visit independently owned properties too!  Little gems all. If you visit Goodwood House for the…