The Egrets Way is a riverside route connecting Newhaven with Lewes.
Named after the little egret wading bird that you may be lucky enough to see along the way, this 7 mile shared path follows the course of the River Ouse north to Lewes, passing near to the Downland villages of Piddinghoe and Southease. At Lewes it loops inland to link up with the villages of Kingston, on to Swanborough and Iford and then to Rodmell where it joins up again with the river.
Working closely with the Egrets Way Community Group, the South Downs Trust has supported the northern section of this route, which seeks to connect Lewes with Newhaven by a riverside “all access” path. The funding stage of this is now complete with work underway this year.