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Newhaven Heritage Routes

Sussex Community Development Association has been awarded a £36,449 grant by The National Lottery Heritage Fund to engage local communities in ‘Newhaven Heritage Routes’

SCDA has received a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant of £36,449 for an exciting heritage project, Newhaven Heritage Routes, based from the Newhaven Active Travel Hub. Made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, the project will focus on engaging local communities in discovering and sharing the natural, industrial and maritime heritage of Newhaven and its connections with surrounding towns and villages.

Supported through the Heritage Fund, the project launches in May 2023 and will bring local people together in peer groups with local historian, Dr Jenny Flood, to create unique local heritage walking and cycling trails.  With this project, we will engage the community in exploring the history of the town’s development, and how it links with the present-day landscape.

We want people from Newhaven to get actively involved in this project.

Working with the local community historian and Newhaven Museum, participants have the opportunity to tell their own stories, capture stories from friends and families, and visit local places of interest.  Activities will bring together archive material and local memories in new ways and make this information accessible in the form of Newhaven Heritage Route trail leaflets and guided walks and rides.

How to get involved!

If you are interested in local history

If you are interested in walking

If you are interested in working together to create new walking/cycling heritage routes in Newhaven.

Please contact Chris for further information, mobile 07796 869316 or email

[email protected]

About The National Lottery Heritage Fund

Using money raised by the National Lottery, we Inspire, lead and resource the UK’s heritage to create positive and lasting change for people and communities, now and in the future.

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Since The National Lottery began in 1994, National Lottery players have raised over £43 billion for projects and more than 635,000 grants have been awarded across the UK.


Contact us

Contact Active Travel Hub

Denton Island Community Centre,
Denton Island, Newhaven,

Phone: 01273 517250

Email: [email protected]