East Sussex stretches from the Kent border in the east to the vibrant city of Brighton in the west. Most of it lies on the coast, which benefits from some of best sunshine in England. Inland you can find pretty Weald villages. Tourism income comes from traditional resorts like Bexhill-On-Sea, or those who go on walking holidays in the South Downs holidays. The county town of Lewes has its own castle and currency.
South East England is a large region that includes the Home Counties (that surround London, popular with commuters). Most of this region is pretty near the sea, although there are lots of inland areas, from elegant spa towns to Weald countryside to traditional villages, complete with ponds.
This is a heavily populated area, although the numbers decrease as you go more towards the countryside. A lot of South East England is covered by The South Downs, a series of rolling hills and chalkland. It’s a county of contrast: from the cosmopolitan city of Brighton (home to England’s first Green MP) to the marshlands of Rye and Camber Sands, right through to sheer urbanism, in the form of Gatwick Airport.
- Join a local veg box scheme
- Join a local credit union
- Enter your postcode at Pet Adoption UK
- 14 ways to help your local animal shelter
- Volunteer at your local wildlife rescue
- Find your nearest zero waste shops
Lovely Local Finds
- East Sussex has several zero waste shops including Wastenot (Brighton), The Zero Shop (Heathfield) and Zero Waste Eastbourne.
- Fin and Farm delivers organic produce from small sustainable local suppliers to local restaurants and pubs.
- East Sussex: A Dog Walker’s Guide (2016) offers 20 circular walks. See how to find good dog walks, for info on Countryside Code to keep livestock safe, and dog safety tips.