Archive of: 2020

  • Ecopoetics Workshop with Kay Syrad and Clare Whistler

    Ecopoetics Workshop with Kay Syrad and Clare Whistler

    In February, we have a couple of visiting poets running a workshop here - Kay Syrad and Clare Whistler. Both experienced, published writers, they have also been co-running ‘ecopoetics’ workshops at Knepp, ONCA and the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival

  • Review of 2019 from Rye Harbour Nature Reserve - by Reserve Manager Dr Barry Yates

    Review of 2019 from Rye Harbour Nature Reserve - by Reserve Manager Dr Barry Yates

    Well that was a challenging year. The 50th year of the nature reserve was one of preparing the foundations - literally - for new and improved experiences for our visitors and volunteers with starting the Discovery Centre and a three year National Lottery Heritage Fund project called Discover Rye Harbour. Our latest visitor figures, for 2018, show that annual visitor numbers continue to increase with 356,310 visits estimated from hourly car park figures, which is a 4% increase on 2017 and a 66% increase since 2001! This is typical of most coastal countryside sites and reflects increased mobility and recreational time in our society and more people wanting to exercise in nature.