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 This walk, through the Pells and the Wallands, takes in buildings by local architects from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Samuel Denman and Rowland Halls, together with more modern houses by practices such as John Schwerdt and BBM. The Lewes History Group has produced a book on the history of the Pells which is available from their website, the Lewes Tourist Information Centre, and the Pells Pool for £12.50.
Lewes Town Nature Walk This is packed with information on the trees and flowers you can see as you walk around the town at any time of the year. In addition, the Friend of Lewes is organising a design your own nature trail competition for Lewes families! Flyers also from the Lewes Tourist Information Centre, or Town Hall. Closing date for entries is 31 October 2020.
Lewes High Street Walk This stroll along the High Street between Cliffe Bridge and the bottle-neck to the west will let you admire the varied architecture and its historical associations, while enjoying some of the many independent shops along the route.
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.