As part of its obligation to ensure that the Hailsham Country Park is well maintained and accessible to the public, Town Council staff have completed work…
***PLEASE NOTE THAT HAILSHAM’S PARKS AND PUBLIC OPEN SPACES REMAIN OPEN DURING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, BUT RESIDENTS ARE URGED TO ADHERE TO THE SOCIAL DISTANCING RULES SET BY GOVERNMENT AGENCIES.***
Hailsham Country Park, owned and maintained by the Town Council, covers approximately 22 acres and incorporates woodland, an open field area, wildflower meadow, two ponds and a lake.
A water course skirts the open field area and all-weather footpaths can be found throughout the park to encourage people of all ages to enjoy this precious open space area.
Fishing is permitted on season at the Country Park Lake and Hempstead Pond (adjacent to Tilehurst Wood). Both fishing areas are well-stocked with fish including carp, bream, roach, rudd, tench, perch and the odd pike. Weekly fishing permits can be obtained from MFC supplies in Station Road and yearly season tickets are available at the Town Council Offices. Please contact Karen Giddings on 01323 841702 (during office hours) for all fishing permit enquiries.
The various woodland sites have a very good selection of tree species including birch, oak, ash, maple and wild cherry. Wildlife residing in the area includes voles, mice, lizards and weasels.
Access and parking
There are two car parks on the boundaries of the Hailsham Country Park (situated off Holyhead Close and Gleneagles Drive).
Photo of Hailsham Country ParkStaffing and monitoring of site
The Town Council employs a part-time Water Bailiff who monitors the site, checks fishing licences for anglers on-site and reports problems or concerns about the area to the Town Council.
Further information on the Hailsham Country Park is available to members of the public at the Town Council Offices, Inglenook, Market Street or by calling 01323 841702.