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Local experts say you should try…

Local experts say you should try…

Harveys Brewery is an iconic building on the Ouse in Lewes, it’s also the oldest independent working brewery in Sussex. Surely that merits a brewery tour and perusing their fine ales?

Visit some chalk pits on a more modest, but no less important scale at Buriton. Wonderfully the chalk pits and lime kilns are on interpretative trails and en-route between the South Downs Way and village pubs, so you have no excuse…

Grab some outstanding views on a detour south from the South Downs Way at Sullington to reach the Neolithic flint mines at Harrow Hill and look for the embanked Bronze Age enclosure, which once contained 160 foot shafts used to reach the precious flint.

See the advance of industry and the role technology played in farming at the steam collection at Hollycombe. Steam powered engines, threshers and tractors abound, and they even let you ride on them!

Make the most (or at least a pot) from the local clay with a turn on the wheel at Milland Pottery. They offer pottery classes in a traditionally built wattle and daub studio for beginners and expert throwers alike…

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