How long have you got. The walking is without doubt some of the best in southern England. We can always arrange for guided walks taking in the rarely visited valleys and combs between here and the sea. One of the countries leading paragliding schools is very close by. Glyndebourne Opera house is no more than two milesaway. Drusilla’s Zoo is just along the A27. Charleston Farmhouse is a twenty minute walk away. Then of course there are the Lanes, Pavilion and Pier all just down the road in Brighton and over fifteen antique shops in Lewes or you could just go to the beach or find a quiet spot among the wild flowers to read or take a picnic.
CUCKMERE CYCLE COMPANY LTD
The Barn, Seven Sisters Country Park, Exceat, Seaford, BN25 4AD
Tel/Fax: 01323 870310 E-mail: email@example.com www.cuckmere-cycle.co.uk
Bike drop off and pick up available on request within a 5 mile radius of Exceat.
SUSSEX HANG GLIDING AND PARAGLIDING
Tollgate, Beddingham near Lewes BN8 6JZ Tel: 01273 858170 www.sussexhgpg.co.uk
AIRWORKS PARAGLIDING CENTRE
The Old Station, Glynde, Lewes BN8 6SS Tel: 01273 858108 www.airworks.co.uk
Paragliding, hang gliding, power motoring. Disabled students accommodated – contact to discuss requirements
Charleston, Firle, Lewes BN8 6LL Tel: 01323 811265 www.charleston.org.uk
Annually, May. Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant’s Bloomsbury Group country home is now the venue for alively literature festival. Past festivals have featured writers, artists, actors and broadcasters in talks, debates, workshops, dramatised readings and exhibitions.
GLYNDEBOURNE FESTIVAL OPERA
Glyndebourne, Lewes BN8 5UU. Box Office 01273 813813/814686 www.glyndebourne.com
Annually, mid May to end August. Like strawberries and cream, village fetes, Wimbledon, Glastonbury and cricket, the Glyndebourne festival season is an essential part of the classic English summer. If you love opera, it’s a must. The whole event – dressing up, the beautiful setting, champagne and picnics in the garden, plus great music and top international performers – is a real experience. In autumn, Glyndebourne Touring Opera is good too.
LEWES GUITAR FESTIVAL
PO Box 76, Lewes BN7 3WP www.lewesguitarfestival.co.uk
Annually, end July/early August. Lewes has six resident guitar makers – that’s a lot for a small county town, and perhaps that’s why this festival is so good. It attracts some of the best guitar players around, from axe legends to rising stars, playing classical, amenco, folk, jazz, rock and contemporary. Events include concerts, workshops, jams, parties and exhibitions.
Lewes and surrounding area. Annually, late August to mid September. Visual arts festival featuring around 300 artists in over 90 venues,including galleries, studios and open houses, plus special events.