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

Explore the High Weald this winter

Explore the High Weald this winter

The High Weald scenery is especially dramatic at this time of year. Frosty mornings and vivid sunsets, the stark beauty of winter trees, spectacular flocks of birds, brightly coloured berries... 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

Grants of up to £10,000 available to conserve and …

Grants of up to £10,000 available to conserve and improve High Weald landscape

Sussex Lund, the grant programme of High Weald residents Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin, has opened for applications. Sussex Lund supports small-scale, practical projects.  Read more

Latest Events

Sun Feb 17 01:00PM - 04:00PM
Sussex Wildlife Trust - World Wetlands Day Walk
Sun Feb 17 02:30PM - 04:00PM
Rye Harbour - Birds of Kent and Sussex
Mon Feb 18 01:00PM - 04:00PM
Sussex Wildlife Trust - World Wetlands Day Walk
Mon Feb 18 02:30PM - 04:00PM
Rye Harbour - Birds of Kent and Sussex

High Weald Story

High Weald Interactive Map

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