Walking to the University

Set out at 10.30am for a noon appointment with the dental hygienist at the Sussex Uni health centre.  Wanted to explore some features of a possible walking and cycling route north and west of the Lewes Road.  I went for a short trespass on the Barracks site and got a closer look at a rather delightful building, brick with real stone window frames and mullions, plus a great clay tile roof.  No doubt to be torn down and replaced by a bland and bigger beast of short-life materials for greater profit and (OK) greater energy efficiency.

Lewes Road Barracks mock Elizabethan.

Lewes Road Barracks mock Elizabethan.

The newish cycle and walking path through the woods beside the Lewes Road between Coldean Road and Stanmer Park reveals great fallen treetrunks from the ’87 storm – mainly mature beech trees, still with their root and earth plate tipped up.

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Fallen beech with some new growth

Fallen beech with some new growth

 

 

 

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