Guided walks and cycles rides around East Sussex

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NATURE lovers looking to enjoy the countryside this summer have a range of guided walks, cycle rides and environmental events to choose from.

The first guided walk takes place on May 1 and offers the chance to experience the dawn chorus and find out about the many diverse bird species in Pebsham Countryside Park.

Other walks include a chance to go badger watching, a visit to a 4,000 year old prehistoric forest and a children’s hide and seek trail.

Most of the guided walks are led and arranged by volunteers.

There are also guided cycle rides including charity fundraisers and a variety of highly enjoyable and scenic guided rides throughout the East Sussex countryside.

Rides vary in length from two to six hours and take in a range of terrains so there is something for everyone, from the novice to the more experienced cyclist.

Lead cabinet member for economy, transport and environment cllr Matthew Lock said: “Anyone wanting to explore our county on foot or by cycle can find an event to suit them this summer.

“From rock-pooling to clay-pigeon shooting, there is something to appeal to everyone, regardless of their age or interests.

“I hope this will encourage people to get out and about, improve their health and enjoy the fantastic countryside on our doorstep.”

The programme of events takes place between May and September.

To see the full listings pick up the Exploring East Sussex programme from your local library, tourist information centre or council offices.

Alternatively, the programme can be found online at www.eastsussex.gov.uk/leisureandtourism/countryside.