Hastings Country Park

Hastings Cliffs to Pett BeachHastings Country Park and Fairlight Place Farm
Hastings Country Park was formed in 1974 and covers 345 ha east of Hastings in England.wikipedia
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Hastings

Hastings, East SussexHastings Borough CouncilHastings, England
Hastings Country Park was formed in 1974 and covers 345 ha east of Hastings in England.
There are three Sites of Special Scientific Interest within the borough; Marline Valley Woods, Combe Haven and Hastings Cliffs To Pett Beach.

Fairlight Glen

Fairlight
It is a wooded area forming part of the Hastings country park and leading down to Covehurst Bay.

Fairlight, East Sussex

FairlightFairlight CoveFairlight Head
Hastings Country Park stretches from Hastings to Cliff End, where it gives access to the beach.

High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

High Weald AONBHigh WealdHigh Weald Area of Natural Beauty
Set in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it is also a Local Nature Reserve as Hastings Country Park & Fairlight Place Farm.

Local nature reserve

LNRLocal Nature Reserveslocal reserves
Set in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it is also a Local Nature Reserve as Hastings Country Park & Fairlight Place Farm.

Special Area of Conservation

Special Areas of ConservationSACSpecial Area of Conservation (SAC)
An area of 184.5 ha has been designated Hastings Cliffs Special Area of Conservation. Most of the park is in Hastings Cliffs to Pett Beach Site of Special Scientific Interest and it is also part of Hastings Cliffs Special Area of Conservation and Dungeness, Romney Marsh and Rye Bay Special Protection Area.

Site of Special Scientific Interest

notifiedbiological Site of Special Scientific InterestSites of Special Scientific Interest
Most of the park is in Hastings Cliffs to Pett Beach Site of Special Scientific Interest and it is also part of Hastings Cliffs Special Area of Conservation and Dungeness, Romney Marsh and Rye Bay Special Protection Area.

Special Protection Area

SPASpecial Protection Areasbird reserve
Most of the park is in Hastings Cliffs to Pett Beach Site of Special Scientific Interest and it is also part of Hastings Cliffs Special Area of Conservation and Dungeness, Romney Marsh and Rye Bay Special Protection Area.

Geological Conservation Review

GCRGeological Conservation Review siteGeological Conservation Review sites
Two areas in the park are Geological Conservation Review sites.

Marchantiophyta

liverwortliverwortsHepaticae
Many rare and scarce liverworts, mosses and lichens occur within the ghylls or ravines.

Pallas's leaf warbler

Pallas's warblerPhylloscopus proregulusLemon-rumped warbler
Many migrants pass through the site in spring and autumn and usually include a few rarities such as Sardinian warbler, red-rumped swallow, and Pallas's leaf warbler, which have all occurred in recent years.

East Sussex

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East Hill Cliff Railway

East Hill Cliff LiftEast Hill LiftEast Hill Lifts
It provides access to Hastings Country Park via the East Hill, which overlooks the Old Town and Rock-a-Nore, an area to the east of Hastings.

Lixus angustatus

Lixus
Hastings Country Park produced the last British records of this species and it is now considered to no longer breed in Britain.

Grey Owl

Archibald BelaneyArchie BelaneyArchibald "Grey Owl" Belaney
The ranger station at Hastings Country Park, 4 miles to the east of Hastings, also has a commemorative plaque to Grey Owl.

Pett

Pett LevelCliff End
Hastings Cliffs to Pett Beach runs along the coast and is of both biological and geological interest.

West Hill Cliff Railway

West HillWest Hill Lift
The West Hill Lift is complemented by the East Hill Cliff Lift, giving visitors access to Hastings Country Park.