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 - 14 October

All paths are walkable although some are a bit overgrown and there are a few muddy patches.

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

Latest News

Whooper Swan

This year our usual winter-visiting wildfowl have been joined by a Whooper Swan. This unusual visitor to the park was last recorded here 12 years ago.

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.