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

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

High Weald at Home: writing a nature journal

High Weald at Home: writing a nature journal

Nature is bursting into life with signs of Spring everywhere - if you stop and take the time to notice. Creating a nature diary or 'nature journaling' is a great way... Read more

Have your say on planning proposals

Have your say on planning proposals

There are lots of ways that you can have your say on planning proposals. There are opportunities to get involved in: Planning applications, including appeals and breaches Local Plans; and Neighbourhood Plans. The High Weald... Read more

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