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The Combe Valley Countryside Park covers an area of 600 hectares within Rother District and Hastings Borough with three broad character areas:

  1. Wildlife and countryside area to the north including the Combe Haven valley SSSI and Filsham Reedbeds
  2. Activity park including the Bulverhythe playing fields and containing a landfill site, household waste and recycling site and waste water treatment works
  3. Coastal park stretching from Bulverhythe beach to Glyne Gap
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The Countryside Park is a long-term project which will create a significant green space between the towns of Hastings and Bexhill addressing the deficiency of accessible green space and serving an immediate population of 22,500 people and an overall urban population of 130,000 people. The park already provides an opportunity for active recreation including walking, cycling, horse-riding, bird watching and formal sports as well as improving biodiversity.

New Visitor Centre

A new visitor centre, located off Freshfields Road is a partnership project between Hastings Borough Council, Rother District Council, East Sussex County Council and Groundwork South. Its aim is to improve access, participation and the natural environment at the park.

The new visitor centre is now built and we hope to have regular opening hours from 2017.