High Weald

Publications

pdf High Weald AONB Partnership Annual Review 2019/2020 ( pdf, 8.40 MB )

Our 2019/2020 Annual Review sets out the High Weald AONB Partnership’s many activities and successes over the past financial year. 

pdf High Weald AONB Partnership - Planning White Paper Draft Response_Oct2020 ( pdf, 576 KB )

The High Weald AONB Partnership's draft response to the Government consultation 'Planning for the Future'.

pdf Sandrock in the Weald leaflet ( pdf, 11.42 MB )
Habitat leaflet of Sandrock in the High Weald
pdf Wildflower Grasslands in the Weald leaflet ( pdf, 7.16 MB )
pdf High Weald Hero Newsletter - Autumn 2020 ( pdf, 955 KB )

The latest update for our 80+ High Weald Hero schools, with details of outdoor, COVID-safe workshops and sessions offered by our Education Officer, Rachel.

pdf 15 Gbridge, BWarren, Eridge, Harrisons Rocks ( pdf, 3.40 MB )
pdf High Weald Road Verge Types - Information Sheet ( pdf, 1.10 MB )
Information on the four main road verge types found in the High Weald AONB.
pdf Landscape Enhancement Initiative - Project Map ( pdf, 1.15 MB )

A map showing the current project locations and catchment area for the Beautiful Boundaries project.

pdf High Weald Hero Curriculum Resource Web ( pdf, 177 KB )

This topic diagram outlines just some of our High Weald resources with curriculum links for your lessons.

pdf Generic Deer Stalking Risk Assessment Guidance and Template - Fillable ( pdf, 377 KB )

A 'generic risk assessment' example that can be used as a template by a landowner to cover the basics of risks associated with deer stalking - a fillable pdf form. Plus guidance on how to use it.

pdf Site-Specific Deer Stalking Risk Assessment Template - Fillable ( pdf, 263 KB )

A 'site-specific risk assessment' that can be used as a template where deer stalking is taking place - a fillable pdf form.

pdf Deer Stalking Licence Agreement Template - Fillable ( pdf, 506 KB )

Sample 'deer stalking licence agreement' that can be used as a template - a fillable pdf form.

pdf Meadows assembly - pictures (KS2) ( pdf, 1.62 MB )
Pictures to accompany meadows assembly script.
pdf Meadows assembly - speech cards (KS2) ( pdf, 131 KB )
Speech cards for children's parts in the meadows assembly,
pdf High Weald AONB Neighbourhood Plan Guidance ( pdf, 1.16 MB )

A guide to considering the special character of the High Weald AONB when developing your Neighbourhood Plan.

pdf Art workshop - artists in the landscape ( pdf, 6.42 MB )

Background on folk artist George Smart who was inspired by local characters and the landscape - can lead into a collage activity.

pdf Art workshop - Patterns in the landscape ( pdf, 3.06 MB )

Outdoor art activities inspired by the landscape which can be used on their own or to lead into a collage activity.

pdf Habitat activity - wildflower meadow poster ( pdf, 321 KB )

Schools habitat activity - wildflower meadow poster with things to spot.

pdf Meadows assembly - KS2 ( pdf, 207 KB )

A short class performance about the importance of meadows and looking after them.

pdf Saxon drovers routes ( pdf, 8.33 MB )

Shows Saxon drovers routes into the High Weald.

pdf Spiral Sussex timeline ( pdf, 313 KB )

Palaeolithic to modern day - shows historical periods by their relative length.

pdf Dark Skies Family Activity Sheet ( pdf, 249 KB )
Use this resource to try some stargazing, learn about dark skies and the galaxy and share the legendary story of the constellation, Orion.
pdf Rother and Romney Water Catchment Plan 2014-2024 ( pdf, 2.45 MB )

The Rother and Romney Water Catchment Plan sets out a vision for the catchment and identifies and prioritises opportunities for improving its environment. The Plan lists the projects that have been undertaken by the High Weald AONB Partnership, Sussex Wildlife Trust and Kent Wildlife Trust since it's creation in 2014.

The Plan is guided by a wide range of data, expert opinion, local evidence and stakeholder consultation. It is an evolving document, updated as new information becomes available. If you have any ideas or comments, or your local group, community or organisation would like to be involved then please contact the AONB Partnership.

pdf High Weald AONB JAC 25 March 2020 Reports ( pdf, 2.22 MB )
pdf Upper Rother and Dudwell Farm Cluster e-news Jan 2020 ( pdf, 540 KB )

Deer management update, upcoming events and hedging short film...

pdf Upper Rother and Dudwell Farm Cluster e-news Dec 2019 ( pdf, 175 KB )

Farming Futures Conference follow up, Fungi event round-up and upcoming events...

pdf Upper Rother and Dudwell Farm Cluster e-news Oct 19 ( pdf, 247 KB )

Events bulletin including updates on our Farming Futures conference, Sussex Lund drop-in and Fungi Foray event.

pdf Upper Rother & Dudwell Valley Farm Cluster: Area & Members Map - Feb 2020 ( pdf, 2.77 MB )

A map showing the Upper Rother & Dudwell Valley Farm Cluster area and members.

pdf High Weald NRA Review All reports recommendations summary ( pdf, 625 KB )

A summary of the recommendations contained within the reports produced as part of the High Weald Nature Recovery Review (grasslands) in 2018/19.

pdf High Weald NRA people grassland vision ( pdf, 1.17 MB )

A vision for High Weald grasslands; for people and for nature.

pdf High Weald NRA Review Roadsides for Biodiversity report ( pdf, 1.33 MB )

A report produced by Iain Parkinson (Royal Botanic Gardens), James Newmarch (East Sussex County Council) and Keith Datchler (Battle Verge Project). The report provides detailed recommendations for improving the biodiversity of the High Weald's historic routeways to achieve nature recovery.

pdf High Weald Design Guide - FINAL ( pdf, 6.27 MB )

The High Weald Housing Design Guidance provides clear, succinct, practical and consistent advice on design expectations for new housing development within the High Weald AONB. This version is presented in double-page spread form.

pdf High Weald Housing Design Guide - Consultation Statement ( pdf, 3.35 MB )

A summary of the process and outcomes of the eight-week public consultation carried out for the High Weald Housing Design Guide, between 19 June and 14 August 2019.

pdf High Weald Housing Design Guide ( pdf, 6.71 MB )

The High Weald Housing Design Guidance provides clear, succinct, practical and consistent advice on design expectations for new housing development within the High Weald AONB. 

pdf Weald Meadows Group Terms of Reference ( pdf, 55 KB )
pdf HighWeald NRA Review MeadowManager interviews ( pdf, 808 KB )

A report produced by the High Weald AONB Partnership on behalf of the Weald Meadows Network. The report is composed of interviews with grassland managers, highlighting the challenges and benefits of caring for species-rich grassland.

pdf HighWeald NRA Review GrasslandSurveyingMonitoring report ( pdf, 997 KB )
A report produced by Kate Ryland of Dolphin Ecological Services on behalf of the Weald Meadows Network. The report provides detailed recommendations on tailoring survey, monitoring and evaluation approaches for Weald's unique diverse grasslands to help achieve nature recovery.
pdf HighWeald NRA Review GrasslandManagersSurvey report ( pdf, 1.84 MB )

A report produced by the High Weald AONB Partnership on behalf of the Weald Meadows Network. The report summaries the online survey of Weald grassland managers.

pdf HighWeald NRA Review CS ELMS recommendations report ( pdf, 5.04 MB )

A report produced by Paul Cobb of Farm Wildlife on behalf of the Weald Meadows Network. The report provides detailed recommendations on how stewardship and other schemes can support species-rich grassland recovery.

pdf HighWeald NRA Review CS ELMS recommendations appendices ( pdf, 1.20 MB )

Appendices that accompany a report produced by Paul Cobb of Farm Wildlife on behalf of the Weald Meadows Network. The report provides detailed recommendations on how stewardship and other schemes can support species-rich grassland recovery.

pdf HighWeald NRA Review SeedSourcingforGrassland Enhancement report ( pdf, 2.27 MB )

A report produced by Ted Chapman of Royal Botanic Gardens on behalf of the Weald Meadows Network. The report provides detailed recommendations on seed sourcing to achieve species-rich grassland recovery.

pdf 25 November 2019 HWJAC agenda and reports ( pdf, 2.97 MB )
pdf 2019/2020 ( pdf, 2.97 MB )
pdf Feedback from Design Guide workshop 15 July 2019 ( pdf, 511 KB )
pdf Draft High Weald Housing Design Guide Consultation Responses ( pdf, 3.33 MB )
pdf Sussex Lund newsletter 2019 ( pdf, 5.49 MB )
pdf Graham Harvey Farming Futures Conference Presentation ( pdf, 9.56 MB )

Presentation by Graham Harvey to the High Weald Farming Futures conference October 2019 focusing on changing land use and the benefits of moving away from petro-chemical farming.

pdf Tim May Farming Futures Conference Presentation ( pdf, 2.31 MB )

Presentation by Tim May to the High Weald Farming Futures conference October 2019 focusing on taking over a family farm and keeping it profitable, whilst trying to reduce inputs and maintain flexibility.

pdf Stephen Briggs Farming Futures Conference Presentation ( pdf, 8.21 MB )

Presentation by Stephen Briggs to the High Weald Farming Futures conference October 2019 focusing on agroforestry in the High Weald landscape.

pdf Charlie Burrell Farming Futures Conference Presentation ( pdf, 5.18 MB )

Presentation by Charles Burrell to the High Weald Farming Futures conference October 2019 focusing on how what has been learned at Knepp can be applied across a wider landscape to link ecologically important areas.