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 - 1 May

The water level is dropping so most paths are easily passable although some are still very muddy.

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

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December 2023 saw a group of Waxwings visiting the Park to sample the berries. Several hundred visit Britain each winter.

New on this website

August 2023 - a set of new pages describing some of the more common flowering plants has been added to the "Wildlife" section of the site.