Author: Ann Ritchie


  • Ann Ritchie

    Ann was born and raised in Sussex. She spent some years living in Cornwall where she drove a vintage tractor as a hobby, and did rather well in local ploughing contests, before moving to France where she was fully involved in all aspects of their house renovations. Having moved back to Sussex in 2013, Ann has recently retired from the NHS. A keen walker, with an excellent knowledge of nature, Unknown Kent and Sussex readers can enjoy the stunning photos Ann takes on her hikes throughout our counties.

Animals & Wildlife, Forestry and Nature, Historic Buildings, Sussex, Villages

Along the River from Lewes – An Easy Walk

I love walking in the countryside and photographing nature, water and skies along the way. One of my regular walks, which brings all my favourite subjects toget... Read more.
Animals & Wildlife, Entertainment, History, Sussex, Villages

Tinkers Park Steam Rally

The Tinkers Park Steam Rally at Hadlow Down has been an annual spectacular since 1966, and once again this year the weather was good for the two-day event. Mach... Read more.
Animals & Wildlife, Forestry and Nature, Historic Buildings, Sussex

Buxted Park on a Magical Morning

Buxted Park has always been a special place to walk for me. In spring the cuckoo can usually be heard, there are often buzzards overhead, and barn owls roost in... Read more.
Eastbourne, Forestry and Nature, Sussex, Uncategorized, Villages

Sussex Skies Part 4 – Clouds from my Perspective by Ann Ritchie

The final part in my Sussex Skies series really doesn’t need many words. It’s all about appreciating the amazing beauty and variety in cloud formati... Read more.
Art, Coastal, Eastbourne, Forestry and Nature, Sussex

Sussex Skies – Part 2 – Skies & Reflections, Photographs by Ann Ritchie

  Amongst many other things, I love taking photos of the sky. It always presents a fascinating and ever-changing canvas. Other favourite subjects of mine a... Read more.
Animals & Wildlife, Forestry and Nature, Sussex, Uncategorized

A Walk Around Arlington Reservoir – with lots of beautiful photos

A calm, sunny day, beautiful clouds, and fairly still water – what more could you need for taking photos? Arlington Reservoir is an ideal destination for ... Read more.
Historic Buildings, History, Sussex

A Visit to Lewes Castle with its Fascinating History and Fabulous Views

High up on its ‘Motte’ in the heart of Lewes you will find the remains of Lewes Castle presiding over the town, still proudly standing more than 950... Read more.
Animals & Wildlife, Forestry and Nature, Sussex

Out and About Among Nature’s Textures

As well as being good exercise, most of us go for walks for views, flowers, bird watching etc, and on one of my regular walks in Sussex, along the river…... Read more.
Forestry and Nature, Sussex

Out in the Sussex Woods Where the Trees are Alive

I adore woodland.  Always have.  Of course I appreciate the wild flowers that spring up this time of year. There’s nothing quite as beautiful as a carpe... Read more.
Forestry and Nature, Historic Buildings, Sussex, Uncategorized, Villages

A Lovely & Varied Walk Close to Chiddingly Village

The lovely village of Chiddingly is situated in a conservation area and is an unspoilt delight. Today, come with me on one of my favourite walks that not many p... Read more.
Art, Historic Buildings, History, Sussex, Villages

Incredible Engineering & a Stunning Piece of Art

I’m referring to the Ouse Valley Viaduct, also known as the Balcombe Viaduct, carrying the London-Brighton line in West Sussex.  In order to carry the li... Read more.