Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve

Hastings, East Sussex, TN35 5DY

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Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve

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A fabulous nature reserve with stunning coastal scenery situated within the High Weald Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Explore ancient woodland glens with their unique biodiversity and rugged coastal paths.  Conservation grazing and sustainable management helps make this one of the most important nature reserves in the country.

The Bale House, Hastings Country Park's innovative new visitor centre is the first of its kind in Hastings. Built sustainably from materials including straw bales, it contains information about the park, including its habitats and local wildlife, a café and merchandise supplied by local businesses. 

A leaflet containing a detailed map of Hastings Country Park and the numerous walks within it is available from the Tourist Information Centre, or you can download it here.

Please note Ecclesbourne Glen is not accessible from the East Hill because of serious, and ongoing, landslips. This route is likely to be closed for some time, so access to Ecclesbourne Glen is only viable from the car park in Barley Lane, or further east from the Firehills.

 

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  • Wanderingwonderings
    Hastings, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Beautiful
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 9th September 2021
    Took a stunning stroll across the East hill end of the park. The view stretches for miles. Signs have recently been updated. Such a beautiful walk along a cliff with views out to sea. Read full review
  • RJH1975
    Chessington, United Kingdom
    Great views
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 10th September 2021
    Its good to get the lift form the sea front and you can enjoy the great views from the top. Nice for a walk and ice-cream Read full review
  • adyval
    Long Eaton, United Kingdom
    1st time visit
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 12th September 2021
    visited Friday 10th Sept 2021. The lift up was good as were the views from the top. Due to mobility problems we didnt go far at he top, just sat and admired the views. staff on the lift were very... Read full review

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Facilities

Catering

  • Outdoor eating area

Children & Infants

  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome

Parking & Transport

  • Own car park (Fee Applies)
  • Railway station within 5 miles

Provider Preferences

  • Countryside Setting

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)

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