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Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve

Hastings, East Sussex, TN35 5DY

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Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve


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:

  • LynCooke
    Hastings, United Kingdom
    Wonderful place for humans and well behaved, friendly dogs
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 11th December 2019
    This is a large and varied area of woodland, cliff walks, hills and open land in which to walk and enjoy. It is a doggy place where many people allow their dogs to run and play so as if you like dogs... Read full review
  • TajImz
    Singapore, Singapore
    Wonderful Walk and View
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 17th December 2019
    Took the East Cliff funicular up and had a lovely walk. The expanse of space and beautiful view out to the water, as well as the serene silence, made our hours up here worthwhile. Also, so adorable... Read full review
  • Geoff H
    Cranbrook, United Kingdom
    It's a great place for dogs (and humans)
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 2nd February 2020
    Accessible by public transport, there's also a car park (pay and display) with toilets, the Hatings Country Park is a great place for dogs (and humans). You can wander about in its vast open spaces... Read full review

Map & Directions



  • 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 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)

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