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:

    • ripleyrose
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Best place to have tapas in Hastings.
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 12th August 2022
      Great food, great atmosphere, lovely staff. We had amazing food. Every dish was so good. The staff were very friendly and helpful and.really made.our evening. Read full review
    • mmmakin
      Harrogate, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Solo travel
      Miles of walking with beautiful vistas….
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 11th September 2022
      Visited here some years ago…. Again walked for hours with the dog for which it is perfect. Lots of different routes to take make it as long or short as suits. Stunning views. There has been a cafe... Read full review
    • Ann H
      York, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Great views
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 12th September 2022
      This gorgeous area of the countryside has walks in many directions and there are stunning views wherever you turn. There are several car parks which are not too expensive and you could easily spend a... 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 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)

    What's Nearby

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