Through the ages, Selmeston village has largely remained unchanged, enabling the flora and fauna to thrive. The lack of pavements and lighting is an obvious sign of the age of the village which has also ensured it remains a rare dark skies area to enjoy.
Canada Geese can be heard flying over Selmeston along with chirpy Fieldfares and Redwings in small groups. With the recent mild climate, deer, hares and rabbits are also out and about. Snowdrops, hyacinths and the early shoots of hellebores have started appearing.
Help our birds through the winter months!
Put up a nest box this month, encourage birds with fat balls or hanging feeders. Learn more about building a nest box here
Spotted something interesting on your walk? let us know
Ancient footpaths criss cross through the village and the low weald.
The circular Cuckmere Pilgrim Path covers five churches in the local vicinity including Selmeston. The Vanguard Way also passes through Selmeston (section 8 of the 66 mile walk).
An interactive map that shows the footpaths, bridleways and other rights of way around Selmeston can be seen here. If you use any of the footpaths and bridleways and find that there is restricted access or that there are problems such as broken stiles or gates, please contact the ESCC Rights of Way Access Team: Phone: 0345 60 80 193 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Selmeston volunteers have planted a number of new trees following the loss of several old and established trees in the village from Storm Eunice in 2022 and the ongoing wet and windy weather. These are now starting to show themselves and will hopefully fill the gaps where trees have been lost.
A big thank you to everyone who has helped clear and maintain the footpaths and green areas around Selmeston in 2022.
Selmeston is lucky to have some beautiful walks on its doorstep but the village is increasingly seeing a growing litter and dog fouling problem.
If you spot either happening in Selmeston please challenge people about their actions.
A big thank you to Selmeston volunteers who collected 15 bags of rubbish over the course of 2 days all along The Street.
Did you know you can submit your species sightings to the Sussex Biodiversity record centre, just fill in the form and tell them what you've seen: