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

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  • Keep up-to-date

    on news at the heart of the High Weald AONB

    Regular updates on our wide-range of activities, funding opportunities and issues affecting the AONB and those who live here

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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.

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  • Learn more

    about us

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

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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

Sussex Lund 2021 grants programme now open

Sussex Lund 2021 grants programme now open

Deadline of 8 March to apply for funding for small-scale, practical projects that improve habitats, wildlife and natural beauty in the High Weald... Read more

Advocating for the High Weald’s Dark Skies

Advocating for the High Weald’s Dark Skies

We welcome the recent publication of ‘Ten Dark Sky Policies for the Government’ – a plan launched by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Dark Skies... Read more

COVID-19 Update: January 2020

COVID-19 Update: January 2020

Advice and guidance on staying safe in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty during the national lockdown... Read more

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