Filsham Reedbed Local Nature Reserve
Filsham Reedbed is one of the largest reedbeds in the county. Its position within the Combe Haven SSSI wetland complex adds to its ecological importance on a regional scale. It forms part of an extensive band of varied semi-natural habitats which encircles the western edge of Hastings.
The reedbed, open water and ditch system are important habitats for water beetles, dragonflies and specialist breeding birds including bearded tit, Cetti's warbler and water rail. Wintering bittern and migrant marsh harrier and hobby have also been recorded.
View a map of Filsham Reedbed Local Nature Reserve.
Access to the Reserve has been made easier in recent years with the installation of a boardwalk into the reeds which offers visitors with a unique experience of this very rare and special habitat.
Filsham Reedbed is owned by Hastings Borough Council and managed by Sussex Wildlife Trust.
More information on the reserve can be found from the Sussex Wildlife Trust.