High Weald
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  • An Outstanding

    cultural landscape

    "Unless a man understands the Weald, he cannot write about the beginnings of England." Hilaire Belloc

    "A landscape chock-a-block with heritage" Historic England

  • Explore

    our medieval landscape

    Use our interactive map to discover what the countryside around you has to offer. Steam trains, climbing rocks, historic gardens and nature reserves; we have attractions to suit every age and energy level

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  • Keep up-to-date

    on news at the heart of the High Weald AONB

    Regular updates of events affecting the countryside and the lives of those within it

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  • Preserve

    the beauty of your property’s surrounding area

    We give planning advice and support, with objectives set out in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Management Plan.

  • Learn more

    about us

    We aim to maintain and enhance the area's ancient landscape and enjoyment of it by current and future generations.


Welcome to the High Weald

HW location mapA medieval landscape of wooded, rolling hills studded with sandstone outcrops; small, irregular-shaped fields; scattered farmsteads; and ancient routeways. The 1461km2 area covers parts of Kent, Sussex and Surrey at the heart of South East England. View a more detailed map

High Weald at Home: put the wild in your garden

High Weald at Home: put the wild in your garden

Gardens are more important than ever as a home and feeding ground for birds and wildlife - and especially beneficial to our mental health now we are staying safe at... Read more

Coronavirus / COVID-19 Update

Coronavirus / COVID-19 Update

The new government guidelines allow us to travel further from home to enjoy the great outdoors. However, many sites, car parks and public conveniences in the High Weald AONB are... Read more

New High Weald Housing Design Guide

New High Weald Housing Design Guide

The High Weald AONB Partnership, including 15 local planning authorities, has launched a Design Guide for new housing development in the High Weald. Read more

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