High Weald
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  • High Weald Walking Festival

    walks for all


    Join knowledgeable guides on inspiring walks in stunning scenery.

    Almost 50 walks with themes covering wildlife, wellbeing, local history, literature, archaeology and geology.

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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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  • 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...

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

High Weald Walking Festival approaches!

High Weald Walking Festival approaches!

The second High Weald Walking Festival runs from 14 to 22 September 2019 across Sussex and Kent. Visit www.highwealdwalks.org to see the final walks programme and download the promotional poster. Come and... Read more

Sussex Bonfire Celebrations Autumn 2019

Sussex Bonfire Celebrations Autumn 2019

Autumn bonfire celebrations are set to begin in Sussex. From early September until the end of November, bonfire societies are 'on tour' – visiting each others villages and towns to... Read more

Going Out Out - campaign inspiring young people to…

Going Out Out - campaign inspiring young people to explore

A major new campaign has launched to encourage young people to 'go out out' and escape city life by exploring the South East's protected landscapes on public transport. The high-profile campaign features... Read more

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Latest Events

Tue Sep 17 12:00AM - 12:00AM
High Weald Walking Festival
Fri Sep 20 07:30PM -
Hopping down in Kent an illustrated history - Eden Valley Museum
Sat Sep 21 11:00AM - 04:00PM
Orchard Day at Smallhythe Place
Sat Sep 28 10:00AM - 04:00PM
Explore with map and compass

High Weald Story