Descending to Glynde (anticlockwise)

Lewes Circular walk

06-Jun-15 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Medieval (Lewes to Saltdean & Brighton)

A window in the ancient church at Southease (England). This window dates from the 15 century. The wood carving is modern. The tower dates from the 12th century and houses two bells, one of which is dates c1280 and is the oldest in the county. Before the Reformation, the walls were covered with colourful paintings depicting biblical stories for those who couldn't read the text of the time. Henry VIII had them whitewashed! "In 966 King Edgar granted the church to Hyde Abbey in Winchester. The original charter is in the British Museum and a copy is on display near the door; Southease must have been quite a flourishing church and village with a thriving herring fishing industry, recorded in the Doomsday book as being one of the largest in the area. "

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Section two from section one (anticlockwise)

Lewes Circular walk

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Between Southease and Glynde

Lewes Circular walk

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Walking ahead

Lewes Circular walk

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View of the downs (section three anticlockwise)

Lewes Circular walk

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Mount Caburn

East Sussex. Just short walk from Lewes. Stunning views from its top on parts of South Downs and river Ouse valley. So it is totally unsurprising, that it was used as a location for Iron Age hill fort. Home for lots of butterflies:) www.walkingclub.org.uk/book_3/walk_47/index.shtml" rel="nofollow www.walkingclub.org.uk/book_3/walk_47/index.shtml

04-Jul-15 • michaJlS on Flickr

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Lewes Circular via Glynde and Southease walk

An energetic walk over the South Downs with great views throughout.

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SWC Free Walk 47: Lewes Circular via Glynde and Southease. 26/8/12.

Another lovely walk through the South Downs. This time, around 13 miles over three ridges that provide excellent views, on a clear day. Starting out in Lewes, the walker is soon up on the Downs, looking back over the town and across the River Ouse to the ridges that will be walked later. After a bracing walk across the first ridge, lunch is taken at Caburn Hill, a former Iron Age Fort. Thereafter, it's down hill into the village of Glynde, across the busy A24 and then back uphill towards the radio masts of Beddingham Hill for the second ridge walk of the day. Following The South Downs Way, the walker eventually descends into the valley and the remote station of Southease. The path goes over the River Ouse again, through Rodmell village before ascending for the final ridge walk of the day, enabling the walker to look back at what's previously been walked. Some delightful scenery. Then, it's a final descent away from the South Downs Way back into Lewes. A great walk that incorporates elements of previous Book 2 walks in the area, improving upon them, if that's possible, with some fine ridge views.


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