Lewes Off The Beaten Path

  • Mount Caburn from Glynde
    Mount Caburn from Glynde
    by barryg23
  • Lewes from Mount Caburn
    Lewes from Mount Caburn
    by barryg23
  • At the summit of Mount Caburn
    At the summit of Mount Caburn
    by barryg23

Most Recent Off The Beaten Path in Lewes

  • Walks around Lewes

    by denmans Written May 16, 2012

    Everyone should take a look at the Priory and the Railway Wildlife Trust Land, just off the lower end of the High St.
    The hills surrounding Lewes aren't high but it's a bit of a puff to get up there. Once up though it's a different world with stunning views. The Lewes footpaths group do guides and there's a downloadable guide at: http://walker.hpage.co.in

    Related to:
    • National/State Park
    • Hiking and Walking

    Was this review helpful?

  • barryg23's Profile Photo

    Mount Caburn

    by barryg23 Written May 20, 2007
    Mount Caburn from Glynde
    3 more images

    Mount Caburn is a 146 metre peak on the South Downs, located about 1 mile east of Lewes. There are excellent views in all directions from the top, with Lewes in the distance, the main South Downs ridge to the south and the village of Glynde to the east. There is a seat at the summit where you can relax and enjoy the views though it is often very windy up here so it’s not a place to linger too long. On the summit are the remains of an iron-age fort.

    Was this review helpful?

  • AdamPinkworth's Profile Photo

    Paddock Art Studios : Still Going Strong

    by AdamPinkworth Written Oct 17, 2004

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    It is now over 60 years since Cecil Heathfield first had the inspiration to turn the derelict Royal Mail stables in Paddock Lane, Lewes into an art studio. He wanted to extend the creative art opportunities for adults in Lewes. At the time he was art adviser to the education authorities and had already instigated small classes for adults in village halls around the county.

    The Paddock is now run as a charity by Lewes & District Visual Arts Association (LADVAA) and still organises classes for members ranging from drawing and painting to clay modelling, printing, mosaics and pastels. There are usually 3 groups a day using the building during the week with day school workshops at the weekends.

    Most groups are tutored. More experienced members meet as untutored groups to use the facilities and work in a supportive and convivial atmosphere. Some travel over 25 miles to Lewes to use the excellent facilities.

    During the summer months tutors often take classes into the surrounding countryside to paint Or draw from life.

    The garden behind the studio is a constant source of inspiration. Printmaking equipment, a kiln and professional picture framing equipment as well as a large well equipped painting studio are available to members.

    Each year there is an opportunity for members to exhibit and sell their work at the annual art exhibition in April. During Artwave, at the end of August, there is an exhibition to enable potential students to see the kind of work being done by groups & classes.

    Angela Macpherson can be contacted (01273 471592) with any enquiries about joining LADVAA or the classes available.

    Related to:
    • Architecture
    • Arts and Culture

    Was this review helpful?

  • herzog63's Profile Photo

    Small Train

    by herzog63 Updated Jan 1, 2003

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Small Train

    Somewhere outside Lewis there is a small train that offers rides on the old style trains! Looked interesting but I didn't go on it and I don't really know a whole lot about it. I think it's historical. I saw it on one of my long walks.

    Was this review helpful?

  • barryg23's Profile Photo

    Glynde

    by barryg23 Updated May 20, 2007
    Glynde from Mount Caburn
    4 more images

    Glynde is a tiny village located about 2 miles east of Lewes. Glynde is best known as the home of the Glyndebourne opera, Britain’s only unsubsidised opera, which is held north of the village.

    Was this review helpful?

  • herzog63's Profile Photo

    Small roads

    by herzog63 Written Feb 25, 2003

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    road to Lewis

    I have friends in Kingston near Lewes which is ...pretty close to Lewis and would walk the road sometimes. It was very narrow and scenic!

    Related to:
    • Family Travel

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: Lewes

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

97 travelers online now

Comments

Lewes Off The Beaten Path

Reviews and photos of Lewes off the beaten path posted by real travelers and locals. The best tips for Lewes sightseeing.

View all Lewes hotels