Upcoming Events In Lewes

Wellbeing in Nature

Mondays 11am to 1pm

Fridays from 10.30am to 1.30pm

Anyone who has experienced poor mental health can join these free and friendly sessions.

Relax in nature, make new friends, and enjoy creative activities.

Sessions take place indoors and out, depending on the weather.

Friday sessions are currently full.

For more info contact Ellie: wellbeing@railwaylandproject.org 

Lewes Tree Summit

Sunday March 8th

A day of speakers, panel Q and As, discussion and planning that aims to bring together landowners, community groups and statutory bodies to increase the tree cover in Lewes District and ensure the skills are in place to manage woodlands in the longer term.


More details to follow, to register an interest please email Helen.

Launch of Egrets Way and the Signal Box

Sunday March 22nd 2-5pm


Autumn 2019 saw a lot of work on the Railway Land. As well as the installation of a section of the Egrets Way, a multi user path between Lewes and Newhaven, our much loved Signal Box has been refurbished and re-purposed as a nature hide. 
Join us to celebrate both these things with an afternoon of guided walks, family activities and nature watching.

Free, all welcome.

Guided Walks

First Sunday of each month, 3pm

Starting April 5th


Keep an eye peeled for our programme of guided walks, each one focusing on a different element of our beautiful nature reserve, from water creatures to birds, flowers and pollinators to the role of green spaces in mitigating against climate change.

Sign up to updates about guided walks and other activities here.

Free. All welcome.

Dawn Chorus Walk

Sunday May 3rd, 4.30am

Booking essential!

This is our annual early morning excursion into the Railway Land to wonder at the beautiful cacophony that is birdsong at dawn.

Followed by a continental breakfast at the Linklater Pavilion, this is always a popular event so please do book by emailing Pat

The walk and breakfast cost £15 for Friends of the Railway land, £20 for non-Friends. It is suitable for over 11s. Unfortunately we cannot accommodate dogs.

Local Geology and Fossils

Saturday May 16th, 4.30pm


A talk  by Ken Brooks for Geoweek 2020, a nationwide celebration of all things geological. As well as his talk, Ken will bring along fossil specimens for all to look at and handle. Open to all. Entry is free, donations welcome.

The Garden Jungle:
How to Save our Insects

A talk by Prof Dave Goulson

Sunday July 12th 3pm

We are in the midst of the 6th mass extinction event, with extinctions occurring faster 

than at any time in the last 65 million years. ‘Bioabundance’ is in decline, with recent studies showing that insects in particular seem to be disappearing fast. If it continues, this will have profound consequences for mankind and for our planet. Dave Goulson will explain why insects are decline, and suggest how we should tackle this crisis, first by turning our gardens into oases for life, and second by fundamentally changing the way we grow food.

Entry by Donation.

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