Natural Environment Projects

Friends of Lewes projects relating to the environment include:

Railway Land

We played an active part in preventing what is now a local nature reserve from being developed, when proposals included a big superstore and car park.  We supported the imaginative project of building the Linklater Pavilion there as an interpretation centre and base for local activities.




Love Lane Tree Belt

Love Lane Lewes tree beltWe bought this prominent belt of trees above Winterbourne Close in order to preserve it as woodland and a visual amenity.  After many years of maintaining it we gave it to Lewes Town Council who continue its maintenance.

The tree belt is approximately marked in red



Garden of Peace (formerly The Magic Circle) above Castle Ditch Lane

Lewes Garden of Peace 2019After years of preliminary work by Friends of Lewes, June 2019 saw the completion of the restoration of this almost derelict space in the Castle Precincts which is on a town centre footpath and which was once part of the ornamental gardens of Castlegate House.  It is now, as its creator Frankfort Moore dubbed it over a century ago, a Garden of Peace and a pleasure to pass through or pause for a quiet lunch break.