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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  • 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.

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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

Five ways to turn a family walk into an adventure

Five ways to turn a family walk into an adventure

Walking is a wonderful way to get your family outside and spend some quality time together. The High Weald countryside is a natural playground - it’s healthy and free, with... 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

70th Anniversary celebrations for High Weald AONB

70th Anniversary celebrations for High Weald AONB

In 2019 we’re excited to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the legislation that led to the creation of National Parks and AONBs (Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty) in England and... Read more

Dark skies and starry nights in the High Weald

Dark skies and starry nights in the High Weald

Have you ever marvelled at the twinkling stars? The High Weald is superb for magical, starry skies! Take advantage of the longer winter nights to discover more about them... Parts of the... Read more

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Latest Events

Sat Apr 20 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Rye Harbour - Collect and create Beach pictures
Sun Apr 21 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Rye Harbour - Collect and create Beach pictures
Mon Apr 22 10:00AM - 05:00PM
Pashley Manor - Tulip Festival
Mon Apr 22 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Rye Harbour - Collect and create Beach pictures

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