Getting around

Filsham Reedbed is located between Bexhill and Hastings. Access is via the footpath which runs alongside the Combe Haven river, from the Bulverhythe recreation ground just off the A259 in St. Leonards. After one kilometre there is a stepped footbridge over the river. You can also access the site from Reedswood Road (grid reference: TQ780096).

Use Traveline to plan your journey to this nature reserve.

PLEASE NOTE: The Boardwalk is closed for repairs until mid July - other paths are open.

Please take care on the narrow riverside path connecting the car park to the reedbed, as it is uneven. On the reserve, a raised boardwalk leading to a viewing platform takes you into the centre of this reserve. Please keep to the paths. Paths are uneven and muddy in the winter, and can sometimes flood.

frogbit / Neil Fletcher

Current volunteering opportunities

News from Filsham Reedbed

    • Fire at Filsham Reedbed

      Fire at Filsham Reedbed

      Sussex Wildlife Trust would like to highlight the severe risk of accidental fire after such a long period of dry weather.

    • Be tick aware

      Be tick aware

      Now summer is here it is a good time to brush up on your knowledge of ticks, where they live and what sensible precautions you can take.

    • Filsham Reedbed benefits from Biffa Award

      Filsham Reedbed benefits from Biffa Award

      Thanks to a grant of just over £27,000 from Biffa Award, essential management work has been taking place at Filsham Reedbed, on the edge of Hastings, over the last eighteen months.

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