Friends of Combe Valley

The Friends of Combe Valley is a registered charity whose members work to improve the Countryside Park for the benefit of all who visit. They support the aims of the Countryside Park by providing a pool of volunteers, raising funds and awareness, and generally promoting the Park as a local asset.

Public meetings are held at the Discovery Centre (Opposite the Waste Disposal in Freshfields, off Bexhill Road, St Leonards) at 6.30pm on the last Thursday of each month. All are welcome. NOTE! These are currently suspended, originally due to COVID-19, but expect to resume in 2023.

Information about the Friends of Combe Valley can be found on their website at

Email the FoCV team

Follow their Facebook page

Footpaths - 1 January

The valley is still flooded and all paths across the lower part of the valley are impassable, as is most of the path along the river.

Report overgrown rights of way to East Sussex and other paths to the Friends of Combe Valley.

Latest News


December 2023 saw a group of Waxwings visiting the Park to sample the berries. Several hundred visit Britain each winter.

New on this website

August 2023 - a set of new pages describing some of the more common flowering plants has been added to the "Wildlife" section of the site.