Walks to shed light on spring and cemetery

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A SPOOKY cemetery and spring will be the focus of two free walks taking place in Newhaven this April.

The special events are being organised by Newhaven Community Development Association (NCDA) as part of its healthy walks programme.

Nature enthusiasts can join South Downs National Park Authority ranger Jan Knowlson on her Spring Walk on Friday April 13 to explore the new growth and emerging wildlife.

And the history and fascinating stories of Lewes Road Cemetery will be revealed by expert Ian Everest, who will lead one of his famous Cemetery Walks on Friday April 20. Booking is highly recommended.

Tea and coffee is provided at Summerhayes in Marshall Lane at the end of the walk.

NCDA set up the popular scheme last summer with its Friday walks which run from 10am-11am every Friday starting at Summerhayes. It also set up a Buggy walk on Wednesdays.

These two walks were funded by NCDA’s Reaching Communities three year Big Lottery Open Spaces Project which provides activities for health and wellbeing in open spaces around Newhaven.

NCDA always looking for volunteer walk leaders.

The Lewes and Wealden Health Improvement Partnership has given NCDA £1,550 to set up a walk for people with lower fitness levels. These will be starting during the summer.

Call 01273-612530 or email jenny.leon@ncda.org.uk