Greenway walkers enjoy day out in Hastings Country Park

Hastings Greenway Group staged one of its very popular guided walks last weekend, this time heading across Hastings Country Park from the East Hill to the Coastguard tearooms. Greenway Group chair Tony Plain says: “We had about 40 people on the walk…. and it was a lovely day as you can see from the photographs. […]

Meeting the heavy horses in Warren Glen

Frankie Woodgate and her heavy horses will be back in Hastings Country Park this month. And Hastings Borough Council is hoping as many people as possible will come along to meet Frankie and her horses at an open day on Friday June 14th from 11am to 1pm in Warren Glen. Those going along will find […]

A walk on the wild side! Greenway Group heads for the Country Park

The Hastings Greenway Group is staging one of its very popular walks on Saturday, this time through Hastings Country Park. The Hastings Greenway Project is an innovative network of linked, almost traffic-free, routes that everyone can enjoy for leisure, amenity and utility walking, as well as cycling and the Greenway Group’s regular organised walks are all about […]

Council’s official statement – straw bale visitor centre gets underway

AS we reported last week work has begun on the new eco-friendly visitor centre at Hastings Country Park. Yesterday Hastings Borough Council issued a press release about the project which we publish here in its entirety.   Work is now underway to build a new visitor centre for Hastings Country Park nature reserve. The centre will […]

The earth’s moved in Hastings Country Park

Four years after it was first given the go-ahead and four years after Hastings Borough Council (HBC) spent out on buying the straw bales to build it, it looks like work on the new environmentally friendly visitor centre at Hastings Country Park has finally begun. Vans belonging to the specialist straw bale building companies have […]

Straw bale visitor centre has been worth the wait says council leader

He concedes it has been a ‘long, slow process’ but Hastings Borough Council (HBC) leader Peter Chowney says he is pleased the council stuck with its plans to build the new Hastings Country Park visitor centre out of straw. The project that will have cost in excess of £700,000 when it is complete will be, “…a […]

Lottery funding will see ‘Hidden Hastings’ step out of the shadows

Hastings hidden heritage will become a little less hidden in the next couple of years thanks to almost £300,000 of National Lottery funding. Environmental charity Groundwork South, working in partnership with Hastings Borough Council (HBC) has just received a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant of £277,000 to launch a project called Hidden Hastings Heritage. The project will […]

In pictures… Escapism in Hastings Country Park

Readers have enjoyed the selection of photographs we posted on Sunday of last weekend’s Greenway Walk. No one questions that in Hastings and St Leonards we enjoy some stunning scenery. It’s also so easy to be in the bustling heart of the town and then walk for just a few minutes and find yourself in […]