Articles for my Slow Sussex column published in Viva Lewes, following the launch of my Bradt Guide.
Viva Lewes were very kind in their praise of my book Slow Sussex & South Downs National Park, and for a period from 2011 I wrote a monthly column for them, based on places to see near Lewes. It started off limited to East Sussex, but occasionally dipped its toe into foreign parts – as we regard West Sussex here.
Viva Lewes is one of the best free mags I’ve seen anywhere. It contains entertaining, informed writing on all matters Lewes (and further afield), and has now been joined by Viva Brighton. Its nicely judged writing style and local angles partly inspired the Slow series: at the concept meeting for that series, I brought along some copies of Viva Lewes, saying this is the sort of writing the books could aim to emulate.
The articles here posted here are (click on the pdf icon to download the text):
- Ashdown Forest (archaeological walks)
- Baa Crawl (farm visits at lambing time)
- Balcombe Viaduct
- Bentley Wildfowl and the Woodfair
- Eridge Rocks
- Flint-perusing on Cissbury
- Hardham Wall Paintings
- High Beeches Gardens
- Newhaven to Seaford coastal walk
- Petworth Town: the joys of brown paint
- Shirley Leaf and Petal Company, Hastings
- Skiing the Lewes Alps
- South Downs Way (and a new map for Lewes)
- West Hoathly: witchy goings on at the Priest House
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