The Lewes Railway Land and Southerham Nature Reserves

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The Ups and Downs of Lewes

For the convenience of visitors the walk starts from the station but could also be commenced from the east end of the High Street (see access), from where it is a stretched figure-of-eight walk.

The Railway Land Reserve is built on an old siding and a neglected garden. The Southerham Reserve is a typical bit of grazed downland. There is a nice touch in that the two areas can be seen from each other, despite the considerable differences in height between the Ouse flood-plain and the top of the Downs. A short walk onwards at the top allows an aerial view of Glyndebourne Opera House. There is one steep climb up the steepest road in Sussex. Allow a bit of extra time for a walk through the reedbeds and on the tops.

There is an additional gpx file in the 'associated downloads' section with extra waymarks. The waymarks around the reedbeds and the top are rather arbitrary.

England - South England - East Sussex - Countryside


Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Good for Kids, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Industrial Archaeology, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, River, Woodland
12/07/2011 - Walkingworld Administrator

Our thanks to Ian Runcie for his updates for this walk. July 2011. Adrian (Admin)

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