Black cap and Lewes Railway Land to be focus of photo competition

Black cap near Lewes
Black cap near Lewes

Building on the Lewes Railway Land Wildlife Trust’s successful annual photo competition, this year sees the launch of a joint competition hosted by the National Trust and Railway Land Wildlife Trust.

Amateur photographers in the Lewes area are being invited to capture the special features of the Lewes Railway Land local nature reserve and the National Trust’s Blackcap site over the coming year.

The three themes are Battle, Weather and Timeless Qualities and there are two age groups – over or under 16 on June 21, 2014.

The closing date is January 15 next year but the competition is being launched now to take advantage of the Battle of Lewes 750th anniversary events for those who wish. Entrants can only enter two photographs of either site.

Blackcap is a quiet area of the South Downs near Lewes, a great mix of chalk grassland and woodland habitats which along with fantastic 360 degree views lend themselves as subjects for pictures.

The former railway marshalling yards in Lewes are now a prized nature reserve for the local community nestled next to the River Ouse and full of photographic opportunities.

More details on the competition can be obtained by emailing or

Alternatively, call Lee Walther on 01323 423197.