Sykes Sanctuary consists of 40 acres of bushland with abundant birdlife, walking tracks and memorials to Norman Sykes. Norman Sykes was an eccentric conservationist who gave up city life to live close to nature at Railton. He lived in a small shack on 40 acres travelling around only by foot or bicycle. Norman Sykes bequeathed his property to the Railton community with the instruction that it be conserved as a bird and fauna sanctuary. Access to Syke's Sanctuary is off the B14 at Railton.