This year’s Heritage Open Days weekend in September is being marked with the launch of three free leaflets for self-guided walks around the town. These allow visitors to explore the historic, architectural and environmental aspects of Lewes at their own pace, and because they are self-guided, the walks can be taken at any time of year.
The three walks leaflets are Lewes Local Architects Walk, Lewes Town Nature Walk, and Lewes High Street Walk.
Also, linked with the Town Nature Walk, the Friends of Lewes is organising a design your own nature trail competition for Lewes families.
Next year, we hope to resume our traditional Heritage Open Days programme of local buildings opening up to the public for a weekend in September.
Planning for this starts in February – seeking sponsorship, deciding which buildings to open and finding new ones, and recruiting volunteer stewards. Planning meetings are usually held monthly, and we are looking for volunteers to join the team. If you have an interest in the town’s heritage together with experience of fund-raising and PR or IT and design skills, please get in touch with us.