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Next stage of Egret’s Way to be opened by Glyndebourne owner Gus Christie

Chair of the Egrets Way project Neville Harrison takes a spin on the new cycle path between Rodmell and Southease ahead of the grand opening on Saturday June 7.

Chair of the Egrets Way project Neville Harrison takes a spin on the new cycle path between Rodmell and Southease ahead of the grand opening on Saturday June 7.

Glyndebourne owner Gus Christie will officially open the next section of the cycle path which will eventually connect Newhaven and Lewes.

An opening event will take place on Saturday, June 7, and the National Trust has opened writer Virgina Woolf’s former home, Monk’s House in Rodmell, specially.

Everyone is encouraged to ride from Southease to Rodmell, where the garden will be open, there will be refreshments, Dr Bike and stands until noon.

Chair of the Egret’s Way project and member of the South Downs National Park Authority Neville Harrison said: “We are pleased to be launching this second phase of the Egret’s Way with the new bridleway linking Rodmell to the South Downs Way National Trail at Southease Bridge.

“This bridleway comprises the second phase of a route which will eventually connect Lewes to Newhaven.

“This project has very much been a partnership led by the community.

“We are hoping to be able to complete surfacing on this current stretch and are continuing negotiations with the landowners to begin work on the remaining sections of this wonderful amenity for the local communities and all who want to walk, cycle or ride through our wonderful South Downs National Park.”

The Southease to Rodmell section of The Egret’s Way has just been completed and is the second phase of the network of multi-user routes which will eventually run from Lewes to Newhaven.

The ribbon cutting will take place near the Southease Bridge at 10am.

The start of the event has been scheduled to coincide with the arrival of trains at Southease Station.

The 9.28am from Lewes arrives at 9.34am and the 9.30am from Newhaven Harbour arrives at 9.36am.

Afterwards organisers suggested visiting the Abergavenny Arms in Rodmell or the Courtyard Cafe at YHA South Downs close to Southease Station.

The 17th-century weatherboarded cottage known as Monk’s House was lived in by Leonard and the novelist Virginia Woolf from 1919 until Leonard’s death in 1969.

YHA South Downs is based in a converted farmhouse and barns.

 

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