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July 2019 Egrets Way Art Trail

The Egrets Way Art Trail will take place during the last two weeks of August from the 17th August to the 1st September and offers an enjoyable, inspiring and memorable experience for everyone.  


Egrets Way inspired artwork will be exhibited in beautiful Ouse valley art venues accessible by walking or cycling via the Egrets Way shared riverside path.  Art venue locations are marked on the new Egrets way map and full listing details can be found on the Artwave website at  

The new Egrets Way Art Trail instagram site shows some of the artworks that will be exhibited - many have been made especially for the event.  The instagram site will be updated regularly,  please follow the instagram link above.  

The following Egrets Way Art Trail events can be booked directly by contacting the sites below:

Cycle Rides:  


Print Workshop:

The Newhaven Festival runs alongside the Artwave Festival and details can be found at 

The Egrets Way Art Trail also has a lovely instagram site which is available following the link at the top of the page.

May 2019 - Agenda and Papers relating to the 2019 AGM

2019 Annual report

2019 Financial Statement

2019 Agenda

2018 AGM Minutes



April 2019 AGM Announcement


MONDAY 10TH JUNE 2019 at 7.0 pm


Following the meeting, an illustrated talk about the female founders of the RSPB will be given, hosted by Tessa Boase, author of Mrs Pankhursts Purple Feather.


November 2018, Press Release

Progress on the Egrets Way is captured in the press release made available on the SDNP website, the text copied below;

From early summer 2019, a new section of the Egrets Way network of shared paths will be available to people to walk and cycle to Lewes. This path will run for nearly a kilometre from the existing path at Ham Lane, passing under the railway and continuing into Lewes Railway Land Wildlife Trust Nature Reserve and on to the Linklater Pavilion close to the town centre.

The funding for this project comprises a £75,000 LEADER grant from the Rural Development Programme for England, £78,000 from the South Downs National Park Authority and £23,000 from S106 money allocated to Lewes Town Council. A further £20,000 comes from the Community Infrastructure Levy and donations from the Joe Holden Trust and the Egrets Way Project Trust.

The delivery of this new route will be jointly managed by a project team made up of representatives from the SDNPA, Sustrans and the Egrets Way Project Trustees.

With planning permission for the new section of trail already secured, construction work will begin early in the New Year. An existing path, which runs from the Linklater Centre through the nature reserve is to be widened and connected to the new section of path to be built from Ham Lane.

When completed the Egrets Way will form a network of multi-user paths running from Lewes to Newhaven and connecting the villages in between. Nearly half of the planned network has been built and is in use, with sections of pathway running between Lewes and Kingston, Southease and Rodmell, and Southease and Piddinghoe. More information is available on the new Egrets Way website

Alister Linton-Crook, Cycling Project Officer for the South Downs National Park and a member of the Egrets Way Project Steering Committee, said:

“We’re excited to get started on the next section of the Egrets Way – getting us a step closer to our ambitions for safe and traffic-free access between the towns and villages of the Lower Ouse Valley for walkers and cyclists.

Neville Harrison, Chair of the Egrets Way Project Trustees, said:

“We always knew that creating the Egrets Way would take time, with sections being built as funding opportunities arose and landowner agreements were secured, so it is wonderful to put into place another piece of the jigsaw. We are very grateful to all of our funders and landowners without whose support the realisation of the Egrets Way would not be possible.”

The LEADER scheme is part of the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE), which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.

There’s a lot more that’s been happening since our AGM in April so we have produced this INTERIM REPORT to bring our news section up-to-date

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The Report covers PLANNING, FUNDING, NEW LINKS, PATH MAINTENANCE, VOLUNTEERS, SHARED PATHS and can be read following the link below;         

Egrets Way Interim Report 2018