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About Lewes District

Lewes District is predominantly rural and renowned for its diverse character and high quality environment and landscape. The district covers an area of 292 sq km and contains a collection of distinct settlements, with the coast forming the southern boundary. There is a diverse and attractive countryside, including chalk cliffs and downland, shingle beaches, heathland, river valleys, flood plains, wetlands, and areas of ancient woodland. The high quality natural environment is emphasised by the high level of environmental protection in parts of the district, including the National Park, sixteen Sites of Special Scientific Interest, two Special Areas of Conservation, two National Nature Reserves, four Local Nature Reserves, and three Wildlife Trust Reserves.

CPRE Lewes works to protect these unique natural features and also promote the wellbeing of local communities