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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

Consultation on a Design Guide for new Housing Dev…

Consultation on a Design Guide for new Housing Development

Delivering appropriate new housing development within the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is a key part of the planning policies of the local planning authorities covering the High Weald and... Read more

Sign up for High Weald Walking Festival 2019

Sign up for High Weald Walking Festival 2019

The second High Weald Walking Festival will run from 14 to 22 September 2019. Visit www.highwealdwalks.org to learn more and sign up to the mailing list to receive further Festival details... Read more

Wild flowers on High Weald road verges

Wild flowers on High Weald road verges

Many of our roadside verges are home to a rich variety of flowering plants which are starting to flaunt their seasonal colours. Looking after the High Weald's verges in the... Read more

Annual Review 2018/19

 Annual Review 2018/19

Our 2018/2019 Annual Review is now available, it sets out the High Weald AONB Partnership’s many activities and successes over the past financial year. A major achievement is the publication of... Read more

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Latest Events

Sun Jul 28 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Yoga at Hargate Forest
Tue Jul 30 10:00AM - 03:00PM
Kent High Weald Partnership - Bright Sparks- Forest Summer Camp

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