Unique alliance keeps track on Country Park cattle

Belted Galloway cattle roam free in Hastings Country Park to help restore threatened heathland and coastal grassland habitats.  Now Hastings Borough Council (HBC) has received support from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, to help monitor the grazing cattle. The animals had been fitted with radio tracking collars but the council found the antennae they were using […]

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 […]

Just five days to protect your right to roam on Hastings Country Park – here’s how you can object to the councils plans for ‘Restriction of Access’

…visitors to the Country Park face being criminalised for harmless activities such as wandering off the path, and picking blackberries… By Bernard McGinley New bylaws are proposed by Hastings Borough Council (HBC) for the Country Park to replace those that have been in force since 1974.   This process began slowly in 2014-15 and is […]

Half the nation’s Dumortier’s Liverwort is right here in Hastings

Hastings Country Park is the best site in the UK for the rare plant Dumortier’s Liverwort.  That’s according to a survey on behalf of Natural England that says the plant, known in Latin as, Dumortiera hirsuta, is thriving because of improved management of Fairlight Place Farm at Hastings Country Park. Half of all England’s Dumortier’s Liverwort is […]