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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    Recent Reviews:

    • Ruffley116
      Greater London, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Great Walks
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 20th June 2021
      Hastings country park Great walks on what was a rather overcast day with the constant threat of rain. Lots of people with dogs. Lovely views. Parking £2.50 for 2 hours or £3.50 for the day. Terrain... Read full review
    • wuzzlebear
      London, United Kingdom
      Lovely walks
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 2nd July 2021
      Nice walks very hilly you can drive from barley Lane to fairmont to park and do top bit of country park. Read full review
    • AkinAli88
      London, United Kingdom
      Great walk
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 25th July 2021
      Great walk with a lovely beach in the middle. We really enjoyed walking through the public footpaths. The forest is stunning, as is the beach. Beware, though, as the beach is clothing optional, and... Read full review

    Map & Directions

    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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