Lewes - Glynde - Glyndebourne - Lewes
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The walk starts in the historic town of Lewes. A climb up out of Lewes leads to the Southerham Nature Reserve, with views over untouched downland and the South Downs. A short, steep climb ascends to the Iron Age fort of Mount Caburn, which has stunning views over to Lewes and the South Downs.
Descending into the village of Glynde gives an opportunity for a lunch or tea break at the Little Cottage tea rooms, or in Glynde Place, where you can also have a guided tour of the house and visit the gardens (check their opening times at http://www.glyndeplace.com/ ). Glynde also has a working forge and an unusual semi-Palladian-style church.
From Glynde the route follows a country road past an alpaca farm to Glyndebourne, home of the famous opera house. Climbing up from Glyndebourne, the walk goes back into the Southerham Nature Reserve, offering more beautiful views of the surrounding landscape. The walk continues through Lewes Golf Course and ends with a descent back into Lewes.
England - South England - East Sussex - South Downs
Ancient Monument, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Nature Trail, Public Transport, Stately Home, Tea Shop
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