A series of walks and talks in the Sussex woods are being arranged in August
They are designed to encourage people to visit woodland, connect with nature and feel the benefits of time spent in the countryside.
Organised by Action in rural Sussex (AirS), most of the walks are free, unless otherwise stated. All are welcome, and booking is easy via Eventbrite or on the AirS website.
There are walks for all tastes – a family fun Walk in Ditchling, learn about Ash dieback in Hassocks, storytelling near Henfield, visit a working farm in Ashurst, Forest Bathing in Stanmer woods and many others.
The walks are part of the Lost Woods project which exists to enable Sussex woodlands to thrive. As Steve Lewis, team leader at AirS, said “Many ancient woods in Sussex are neglected, or are small and vulnerable to the pressures of development and climate change. We want people to get out into the woods and get to know them, then between us we can save these lovely spaces”.
There are a dozen walks across the Lost Woods project area from Storrington in the West to near Lewes in the East. Visitors can learn how to:
- improve the condition of the fragmented ancient woodland
- improve biodiversity, allowing wildlife to thrive
- create a resilient landscape that can cope with the effects of climate change.
- Or just enjoy the peace and quiet of our lovely woodlands.