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.

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. A new straw bale visitor centre will open in 2020.

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:

  • RobertJE
    London, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Countryside, coast and views
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 13th September 2020
    My wife and I drove to the car park at the northern end of the nature reserve and set-off walking on a baking hot summer day. Far too hot for the hills and dales so we ended up spending some time... Read full review
  • Danliphotography
    London, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Business
    Photoshoot on the cliffs and beach
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 26th October 2020
    An amazing place to do a photo shoot! I can in July and it was just as lovely... but colder! The views are amazing and there’s miles of trails to enjoy! Please visit my website for your photography... Read full review
  • jjw464
    Brighton, United Kingdom
    World Class
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 18th January 2021
    Hastings to Firelight. What an amazing walk this is, not to mention the secret beaches.On a clear day you can see France and Folkestone. Undervalued and under rated amongst my favourite south colt... 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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