Well Being In Nature

The Wellbeing in Nature project runs free, friendly sessions that are open to anyone who experiences poor mental health. It is based on the huge amount of evidence about the benefits that being outdoors in a natural environment can bring to everyone’s mental health.


Friday sessions run from 10.30am – 1.30pm. This includes an activity suggested by participants such as arts, yoga, writing or discussions on areas such as the environment, mental health or mindfulness, a cup of tea in the Linklater Pavilion and a walk on the nature reserve. These sessions are currently full, but do get in touch if you would like to be notified if space becomes available.

Wellbeing in nature at Lewes Railway Land

In 2020 we will be running a new ‘Walk and Talk’ session on Mondays from 11am to 1pm - This includes a cup of tea and chat before heading of for a walk on the nature reserve to look, listen, learn, talk and reflect on what we experience in nature.


Due to the popularity of the sessions we can only offer people one a week.


The project is based on the principles of participation and co-design. As well as the sessions themselves, the project is 


  • Inspiring people to get involved in the Railway land through creation of volunteering and participation opportunities

  • Developing a cohort of well-trained volunteers to support the sessions

  • Working to develop a network of organisations that provide nature-based activities to support mental wellbeing in and around the Lewes District

  • Looking at unique and fun ways to evaluate the project

If you would like to find out more please contact Ellie Moulton at wellbeing@railwaylandproject.org

Lloyds Bank Foundation
Sussex Community Foundation
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