A very rich wooded valley above a gill stream with meadows, ponds and scrub
Marline Valley is a wonderful mix of semi-natural ancient woodland, unimproved meadows and a classic Sussex ghyll stream situated on the edge of Hastings. Leased from Hastings Borough Council since the 1980s this site is designated both a Site of Special Scientific Interest and Local Nature Reserve.
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27 November 2023
In early August, an ichneumonid (wasp) was found foraging on Hogweed at Marline Valley nature reserve, just outside Hastings. This was identified as Ichneumon bucculentus, This appears to be a Sussex first record for the species.
29 May 2023
Discover some of the fascinating orchids found in the Sussex
15 June 2022
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.
10 March 2021
As the country begins to look forward to a time when we emerge from lockdown, we would like to draw your attention to ongoing issues we are aware of affecting some our nature reserves.