Saturday, 11 July 2015

Quatro , Rottingdean Terraces Stage and Winding Valley

Quatro :- February 2015 on a quiet Brighton beach at sundown. The four silhouetted iron pillars are some of the remains of Brighton's West Pier (built in 1866 by Eugenius Birch). Some were removed a while back (June 2014) in order to clear space for the building of the Brighton i360 which will be the World's tallest moving observation tower at 162-metres on Brighton seafront.

Rottingdean Terraces Stage :- The old stone terraces on the seafront of Rottingdean Village were built in the 1950's. Up until fairly recently they were run down, rather dishevelled and rarely used at all. But in 2011 the City Council and Rottingdean Parish Council decided to join forces and refurbish the area and now they are used to stage concerts, plays and other performances (weather permitting).

Winding Valley :- It's hard to imagine that this view and nature reserve is just a 10 minute drive from the City of Brighton. It's actually right under the nose of Woodingdean village but few realise it's there let alone venture into it. It's called "Castle Hill Nature Reserve" and it's an area that's been recognised as one of the finest examples of ancient, wildflower-rich, chalk grassland sites in the country. It stretches for 47 hectares and has been awarded the Special Site of Scientific Interest, Biogenetic Reserve by the Council of Europe and Special Area of Conservation (SAC) under the European Habitats Directive.

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