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The Friends of Telscombe Tye


Heritage Fest - Saturday, September 14th

A day of free fun on Telscombe Tye.

For the fourth year running, we've organised another working horse and conservation event on Telscombe Tye on Saturday 14th September, starting at 11.00am.

We'll have the ever popular horse and cart rides and working horses at the event together with several conservation and wildlife groups, children's activities and family fun. A variety of refreshments will be available including a BBQ and ice crean van.

Come and walk on the Tye, visit the dewpond, look at the wildflowers, birds and admire the view.

The day will be rounded off with a firework display starting at 8.30pm organised by Telscombe Town Council.

A courtesy bus service will be running throughout the day around Peacehaven and East Saltdean.

There is no parking no site but regular buses pass along the coast road from Brighton and Eastbourne and there is a stop right on the Tye.

Tye (local) n. an area of common land or pasture. [OE teag; cf ON teigr strip of land]

The Friends of Telscombe Tye Conservation Group was formed in early 2004. We bring together people of different ages, interests and backgrounds but we all have one thing in common - a wish to play a role in protecting and enhancing the natural environment of Telscombe Tye.

The Tye remains one of the few places on the South Downs, west of Seaford, where the Downs landscape meets the sea. If you live in and around the area and use and enjoy the Tye on a regular basis, whether for dog walking, exercise or just to enjoy it, why not become a member and support us in our work.

The Friends also carry out a range of tasks on the Tye, from litter picking to scrub clearance, weed pulling to plant and animal surveys. Leadership and skills training is also given by the British Trust for Conservation Volunteers (BTCV).

What do we want from members? - mainly your support and enthusiasm! Eveyone has some skill or ability of value to the group, all we want is for people to contribute in their own way and at their own pace or just show us your support for the place you live and for the wonderful Tye.  Help us keep it that way.

You don't have to be fit or experienced, just willing - we'll be happy to see you.





- Current Task List (PDF)

- Latest Newsletter

- Membership Form

South Downs National Park Authority

Sussex Nature Notes
Wildlife blog from in and around Sussex.

Telscombe Town Council

Lewes District Council

BTCV - British Trust for Conservation Volunteers