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“A Lovely Corner of Lewes”

Malling Down Nature Reserve
Ranked #23 of 39 things to do in Lewes
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A Lovely Corner of Lewes”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2014

It was good to see that the Sussex Trust for Nature spent big and got the scrub encroachment under control at the base of Fat Bellied Woman and along the allotments. However, I am somewhat alarmed by their introduction of cattle into the coombe. There was a reason why previous generations had used the Downs for grazing sheep, and when you see the damage that the cattle are doing to the perilously thin topsoil one understands why sheep grazing was so extensive. The heavy rain this winter has added to the soil erosion and I fear that if the trust persevere with this policy the coombe will not be able to recover.

Visited March 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“I loved it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2012

It's like a little hidden place, to shuffle through the undergrowth. There are bird hides there for watching the birds in the chalk cliffs and all so close to Lewes town centre too.

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