Nature reserve guided walks begin again on World Shorebirds Day

I’m glad we’ve been able to share so much of our wildlife with people here and on social media since March, but it was good to be able to show people wildlife in the flesh again. Dr Barry Yates Dr Barry Yates, Rye Harbour Nature Reserve Manager tells us about the first guided walk in many […]

Learn from the best – experts galore at Alexandra Park greenhouse this weekend

Apple and plant experts will be giving visitors some tips on growing healthy stock at a Heritage Open Day in Hastings this weekend. Peter May, who has studied commercial horticulture, will talk about soil conditions and pests and diseases among apple varieties on Saturday (September 12th) at the Alexandra Park Greenhouse. The event will be […]

Neil’s recipe for success: creativity, talent, luck and a lot of drive

Art Attack’s Neil Buchanan lives near Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, and is a regular visitor. Emma Chaplin caught up with him over the phone to find out how his lockdown was going.  Many people will know you as a TV presenter, but you’re also an artist and musician. Tell us a bit more about yourself. […]

A love of the natural world… from Hastings to Rye and everything in between

Actor Robert Bathurst is a lover of walks between Hastings and Rye and a regular visitor to Rye Harbour Nature Reserve. He also featured with reserve manager Barry Yates, in an ITV programme called Britain’s Favourite Walks, which is soon going to be repeated. Emma Chaplin caught up with him over the phone. How are you finding […]

Hastings Country Park, freeing body, mind and soul.

Darren McCann lives close to Hastings Country Park and counts himself lucky that within minutes of leaving his home he is in a place of beauty and tranquility where he can escape from the pressures of everyday life and of a world in ‘lockdown’. Here he explains why he loves it so much. This lockdown […]