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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Field systemsThis report provides a framework for identifying and conserving our most historically-significant fields – particularly in countryside facing considerable change through development or agricultural modification.

 

colour study image edited 1This study documents the existing colours in the High Weald AONB landscape and provides advice on what colours can be used in new development to help to integrate it into the landscape successfully. 

dallingtontreeThis report highlights the importance of ancient and veteran trees at Dallington Forest in East Sussex. The study is the result of an extensive project aiming to establish and promote the ecological value of the area and advise on best practice in managing the landscape.

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This research investigates the story of post war development in the High Weald. It highlights the significant contribution single storey dwellings make to the character of the High Weald's settlements. The report shows the results of a preliminary investigation studying the history of single storey dwellings in a few parishes of the eastern High Weald.

Sweet-Chestnut-Leaves-FlimwThis report quantifies the role that the High Weald's woodlands play in storing carbon.