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Sussex Scrapbook ~ Nature walks in Sussex throughout the year
Green Man
Sunday 10th August 2009
Mount Caburn

A busy weekend left us with only a few hours on Sunday afternoon for a walk. The sun was beaming down and before it changed its mind we sped off to Lewes and walked a few miles around Mount Caburn. This little bit of the South Downs, stuck out by itself to the east of Lewes, is a real favourite of ours and a real Sussex treasure. Today there were flowers blooming everywhere, with sheep nibbling the grass between them. Up at the mount itself there were Kestrels and Sparrowhawks having dogfights above the trees. We were able to sit for over an hour and look down on them as the Sparrowhawks tried to attack the kestrels. There were Buzzards there too, perched on the edge of the cliffs, as well as Wheaters, Linnets and Skylarks.