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The Countryside of East Sussex

Discover the countryside of East Sussex on holiday or on your doorstep

Listings

Discover East Sussex
Walks, access and countryside sites at the councils web site. Also see Conservation & Wildlife.

Countryside at Love Sussex
Discover the countryside in Sussex. With walks and cycle routes, adventure ideas and park details.

Sussex Wildlife Trust
Explore their reserves and the wildlife of Sussex and a lot more!

Coast & Countryside
Visit Brighton and Hove - The opportunities for exploring the region.

Local Nature Reserves in East Sussex
An extensive list with further details of sites at Wikipedia.

E. Sussex National Nature Reserves
Details at .gov web site of the National Nature Reserve designations in East Sussex.

South Downs National Park
Information and inspiration for you to discover the nature of the park. West Sussex.

South Downs at Wikipedia
Includes geography, geology, the parks and reserves and more.

CPRE Sussex
We work to protect our countryside for all to enjoy. We campaign, provide advice and information.

Ashdown Forest
One of the largest public access sites in the South East.

Coast and countryside in Sussex
Details of National Trust land, properties and ideas for exploring.

Autism & Nature (.pdf)
Visiting the East Sussex Countryside: a guide for families, children and young people with autism.

High Weald AONB
Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, covering 1461 square km of Sussex, Kent and Surrey.

Sussex Local Nature Partnership
Works across sectors and organisations to secure the healthiest ecological system possible.

Walking in Sussex
All walks are free to view, download and print.

Sponsored Listings
Please get in touch to apply

Rural Retreats in Sussex

A dozen self catering holiday options in beautiful countryside locations. Stay at a rustic cottage, a converted barn, a wooden garden lodge or even a Yurt or old Oast House.

Seven Sisters chalk cliffs
© Bart Jelenski

Latest News

RSS News – The Sussex Ornithological Society
  • South Downs farmland bird monitoring: new volunteers needed 15th September 2020
    The South Downs farmland bird monitoring project started in 2014 as part the South Downs Farmland Bird Initiative. The project is a collaboration between the RSPB, Natural England, the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT), the South Downs National Park Authority (SDNPA), the BTO, the South Downs Land Management Group and the Sussex and Hampshire […]
  • Subalpine Warblers: dig out your descriptions! 14th September 2020
    The British Birds Rarities Committee (BBRC) is planning a review this year of all past British records of Subalpine Warblers, following recent taxonomic changes. This will include the 2019 record from Beachy Head and also a 1988 record from the same location that has recently been resubmitted to BBRC. There have been many other Sussex […]
  • SOS Field Outings Programme Update 9th September 2020
    As you know, when the UK Government instigated a “lockdown” we, like many similar organisations operating outings for members, suspended our 2020 Outings programme. The UK Government eased some restrictions and as a consequence we are trying a partial reopening of the Outings Programme. I had planned to lead walks at Arlington Reservoir (Sunday 6th […]
  • BTO Breeding Bird Survey: latest news 9th September 2020
    Government restrictions meant that most BBS volunteers this year were unable to complete their early-season visits which would normally be made between the beginning of April and the middle of May. Fortunately, the easing of restrictions on May 13th allowed many volunteers to complete their late-season visits, and results have been submitted for 125 squares […]
  • Wetland Bird Survey (WeBS): sites vacant 19th August 2020
    The new WeBS season starts in September and there are sites across Sussex that need new volunteers; now is a really good time to get started with this survey. WeBS is the principal monitoring scheme for non-breeding waterbirds in the UK which aims to provide data for the conservation of their populations and wetland habitats. […]
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