Old Roar Gill & Coronation Wood Local Nature Reserve
Old Roar Gill is a deeply cut, narrow wooded valley running along the upper reaches of Alexandra Park.
Spotted flycatchers, grey wagtails and kingfishers can be seen in the woods and open water at the upper end of the park.
The gill, like most gill woodlands in Hastings is rich in ferns, mosses and liverworts. In spring, the woods are carpeted in ancient woodland flowers such as bluebell, wood anemone and wood Avens. The scarce parasitic plant toothwort, is a feature of the gill and the park.
The dead wood lying in the stream and woodland floor supports many rare and scarce invertebrates including the endemic crane fly (Lipsothrix nervosa) and the nationally scarce door snail (Macrogastra rolphii).
View a map of Old Roar Gill & Coronation Wood Local Nature Reserve.
The site is owned and managed by Hastings Borough Council.