High Weald
  • landscape hills wood mist
  • climbing sandrock views weirwood
  • dogs walkers heathland Ashdown
  • pond leaves autumn reflection
  • sheep tree autumn
  • 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

New 'Colour Study' to aid sympathetic development …

New 'Colour Study' to aid sympathetic development in the High Weald

New guidance has been launched to help integrate property development into the landscape of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) using colour, tone and texture to reinforce... Read more

Sussex Lund awards £165,000 to High Weald projects

Sussex Lund awards £165,000 to High Weald projects

Sussex Lund, the grants programme created by Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin, has allocated £165,000 to 29 projects designed to improve the ecology and landscape of the High Weald Area... Read more

Annual Review 2016/2017

Annual Review 2016/2017

We have now published our 2016/2017 Annual Review, which sets out the High Weald AONB Partnership’s many activities and achievements over the past financial year. Read more

High Weald Story

High Weald Interactive Map

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