Getting around

Marline Valley is located one mile north-west of Hastings on Queensway (B2092). Access and parking are difficult due to necessary roadside barriers. The simplest way is to park in Napier Road or nearby and cross over the busy Queensway to pick up one of the footpaths.

There are many paths in the reserve, but the valley is steep and can be muddy. There are several gates and steps.

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News from Marline Valley

    • Grizzled tales

      Grizzled tales

      Interesting invertebrates at Marline Valley nature reserve

    • 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.

    • I fell in love with a ghyll

      Author Graeme LyonsLast week I was out again with the bryologists Sharon Pilkington and Tom Ottley. This time at Marline Valley, my first real opportunity to walk the length of the ghyll stream there and see some of the rarer mosses and liverworts along its length.

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