High Weald
  • Viv blakey autumn landscape hills
  • HWWF Signpost September 2019
  • tractor ploughing match autumn
  • Burwash village landscape Sept
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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

    View map.....
  • 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

    Read the news...
  • 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.

  • 70th Anniversary

    Schools' logo competition

    This year we're celebrating the 70th anniversary of the legislation that led to the creation of AONBs as protected landscapes.
    Displayed here are the winning designs from local schools, The Meads Primary & Maynards Green Community Primary.

    More about our work with schools...
  • A short film

    'Hearts in the landscape'

    People across the nation created hearts in their protected landscapes last month to mark the 70th anniversary this year of the National Parks & Access to the Countryside Act.
    A short film was made to the soundtrack of 'Fugitives', the new poem for AONB's.

    Watch and listen here...

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

Sell-out success for High Weald ‘Farming Futures’ …

Sell-out success for High Weald ‘Farming Futures’ event

Our 'Farming Futures’ conference for farmers and landowners located in the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty took place at the end of October. A full-house of ninety local farmers, land managers... Read more

Grants of up to £10,000 available to conserve and …

Grants of up to £10,000 available to conserve and improve High Weald landscape

We're inviting local organisations and individuals to apply for funding for small-scale, practical projects that improve the landscape of the High Weald. The Sussex Lund programme has re-opened for grant... Read more

National Landscape Review findings welcomed

National Landscape Review findings welcomed

"AONBs should be strengthened with new purposes, powers and resources, and renamed as National Landscapes" is just one of the proposals of the recently published independent review into England’s National... Read more

Poet Laureate pens special poem for protected area…

Poet Laureate pens special poem for protected areas

A brand new poem by the Poet Laureate Simon Armitage has been commissioned to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the pioneering legislation that led to the creation of our AONBs.  The poem... Read more

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Latest Events

Thu Nov 14 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Tilgate Park Nature Tots - Crawley
Thu Nov 14 02:00PM - 04:30PM
'Reflections' workshop for poets and writers - Rye Harbour
Sat Nov 16 06:00PM - 10:00PM
Sheffield Park - Winter Stargazing
Thu Nov 21 10:00AM - 04:00PM
Pashley Manor - Christmas shopping

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