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In Sussex, on the edge of Lewes by the River Ouse, are more than twenty acres of land, used for over fifty years as rail yards. When they were dismantled, they became a wasteland. After twenty-five years of benign neglect, the land was saved from development by a group of local residents. Since then, it has become a prized nature reserve around which several social and ecological projects gravitate. These, and the web of relations between them, constitute the Railway Land Project.
This year's Railway Land Live! Festival on 5th July from 2-5pm at the Railway Land Local Nature Reserve marks the first anniversary of the Brighton and Lewes Downs Biosphere and will showcase the amazing variety of work that goes on at the Railway Land Wildlife Trust in close partnership with Lewes District Council.
This website, part-financed by the European Union and the Railway Land Wildlife Trust, is managed by the Trust which co-ordinates the Railway Land Project on the ground in partnership with Lewes District Council.