Sea Kale at Bulverhythe Beach

24 May 2017

The section of beach between Galley Hill and Glyne Gap has a magnificent display of Sea Kale in flower at the moment. This is an important plant as its long roots, necessary to find fresh water, help to stabilise the shingle.

Hotentot Fig grows on the cliffs

Other plants in flower now along the shingle beach include the Hotentot Fig, Birdsfoot Trefoil and the first of the Yellow Horned Poppy.

Many other flowers will appear along the shore soon. How many will you spot?

Birdsfoot Trefoil
Yellow Horned Poppy

Footpaths - 12 March

Most paths are walkable now the water level has dropped. However, many are still very muddy and a few are only really walkable in wellies.

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

Latest News

Squacco Heron

Two rare herons have been found in the valley recently. The Squacco Heron and the Black-crowned Night Heron visiting us are well out of their usual summer haunts.

New on this website

April 2022 - A new section, "Nature's Calendar", has been added giving details of what to look out for around the Countryside Park at different times of the year.