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History of the
Sussex Ouse Navigation

Maps of the
Sussex Ouse Navigation


Destruction of
Fletching Mill Weir

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Restoration Needed

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The Sussex Ouse Restoration Trust believes the river can be a priceless asset to the surrounding communities. The Trust aims to promote a greater awareness of the benefits that the river can bestow on these communities and is working in co-operation with the other interested agencies for the:

  • conservation of the ancient structures associated with the river’s history,
  • restoration of navigation to the river above Lewes,
  • protection of the river’s wildlife and the river’s banks, and
  • improvement of opportunities for educational and leisure use.

In order to work more effectively with public bodies, the Trust has formed itself into a small company limited by guarantee. We work in partnership with all other agencies who have the well-being of the river and local communities at their heart. It is a Restoration Group member of the Inland Waterways Association (IWA) and also a group member of the British Trust for Conservation Volunteers.

The future plans of the Sussex Ouse Restoration Trust will be presented here as they are developed. Please check back again soon.